Jennifer Saunders Joins Michael Sheen As Team Captain for Season 2 Of ‘There’s Something About Movies’
Jennifer Saunders will put her film knowledge to the ultimate test as she takes on the role of team captain in Season 2 of Sky original panel show, ‘There’s Something About Movies’.
She’ll join fellow team captain Michael Sheen and host Alan Carr while comedian and friend of the show Tom Allen will be a regular member of Jennifer’s team. With guests last series including Rafe Spall, Lily Collins, Rupert Everett, Jason Isaacs and Miranda Richardson to name but a few, the new series sees more of Hollywood’s biggest names put to the test on the industry that created them.
“Having been a guest on the show last series I feel sure that I am the perfect person to go up against Michael Sheen as a team captain in There’s Something About Movies,” commented Saunders. “With my huge knowledge of films and laser-sharp brain, I’m up for any challenge they can throw at me and my team of famous faces. Bring it on!”
Saunders should be a great addition to the show. Not only is she a legendary comedy presence, if you’ve ever seen any of the classic ‘French and Saunders’ film parodies, you know she’s someone who studies movies in detail, as you can’t make spoofs that funny without knowing the subject matter.
“I am of course a huge fan of Jennifer and we had such a great time with her as a guest on the first season,” adds Michael Sheen. “Absolutely thrilled that she will now be my rival team captain. Really looking forward to it.”
It is the latest in a string of recent commissions as Sky continues to more than double its investment in original content, including the creation of Sky Studios. Forthcoming Sky originals include ‘Catherine The Great’ starring Helen Mirren; ‘Code 404’ with Stephen Graham and Daniel Mays; ‘Brassic’ with Michelle Keegan and Joe Gilgun, which has just been renewed for Season 2; and ‘Hit Men’, Mel and Sue’s first scripted comedy series.
‘There’s Something About Movies’, produced by CPL Productions – the creators of BAFTA-winning Sky original ‘A League of Their Own’ – is filming throughout September and Season 2 will air on Sky One and NOW TV in Autumn 2019.
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