Steve Coogan & Rob Brydon Return As ‘The Trip’ Season 4 Heads To Greece On Sky One
Michael Winterbottom’s ‘The Trip’ is returning, this time to Sky One in early 2020, with a fourth instalment of the multi-award winning and much-loved comedy series, starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, which sees the duo take ‘The Trip To Greece‘.
The Sky original series, from Revolution Films and directed by Michael Winterbottom, sees the heightened/fictionalised versions of Steve and Rob embark on a road trip around Greece for a fresh helping of gastronomic adventures. Described as “succulently seasoned with laughter, impressions and scintillating conversation”, this latest outing will see the duo lock horns over tragedy, comedy, myth and history. All while dining on cuisine traditional to beautiful Greek hot spots including; Assos, Kavala, Stagira, Athens, Epidaurus, Hydra and Plyos among many many others.
“What a joy to go island hopping with the incomparable Steve and Rob,” commented Sky’s Head of Comedy, Jon Mountague. “Greece is the birthplace of democracy but more importantly the birthplace of Michael Winterbottom’s latest vision, which we can’t wait to share with our customers. Yamas!”
The show itself has taken a bit of a trip around the broadcasters over the years. The series originally aired on BBC Two in 2010, and was also edited into a feature film and premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. That was followed in 2014 by ‘The Trip to Italy’, which aired on the BBC, and was also edited into a feature film which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. The 3rd Season, ‘The Trip to Spain’, shifted over to Sky Atlantic, and saw the duo venture from Getaria to Malaga in 2017, securing Rob Brydon a BAFTA nomination for Best Male Performance in a Comedy Programme.
‘The Trip to Greece’ sits among a raft of Sky original comedies that feature the best talent in the industry, such as ‘Breeders’ (Martin Freeman), ‘Intelligence’ (David Schwimmer) ‘Sick Of It’ (Karl Pilkington), ‘The Reluctant Landlord’ (Romesh Ranganathan, Sian Gibson), ‘In the Long Run’ (Idris Elba, Bill Bailey), and ‘Hitmen’ (Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc). And follows a record 16 BAFTA nominations for Sky programming this year, including Sky original ‘Sally4Ever’, which won best Scripted Comedy.
The series will be directed by Michael Winterbottom, produced by Melissa Parmenter and Josh Haynes for Revolution Films, Baby Cow and Small Man productions with international sales handled by Tristan Whalley at Goalpost. It was commissioned by Jon Mountague and Zai Bennett for Sky One, with Josh Cole as Commissioning Editor.
‘The Trip To Greece‘ will feature 6x30min episodes and begins shooting this month. The series will premiere on Sky One and streaming service NOW TV in 2020.