Sky One Releases “First Look” Image Of Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins In Comedy Series ‘Hitmen’ Coming Spring 2020
Sky has released a “first look” image of comedic duo Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins in their first scripted comedy series, ‘Hitmen‘, coming Spring 2020 to Sky One.
‘Hitmen’ sees Mel & Sue star as two best friends trying to make their way in the world with only each other to rely on… They also just happen to kill people for a living…
Having stumbled into a career in contract killing, misfits Fran and Jamie (Perkins and Giedroyc) are not your typical killers for hire. Working out of their scruffy van, each episode follows the hapless duo as they try to carry out their latest hit, inevitably derailed by incompetence, bickering, and inane antics. As each hit goes south, our (anti)heroes are thrown into one bizarre misadventure after another, each full of oddball characters and unexpected dilemmas.
Across the series, as the mishaps – and bodies – rack up, Fran and Jamie’s friendship is put through the wringer: while affable goof Jamie seems content to spend her days hanging out with her best mate, the more sensitive Fran starts to question whether it’s really the life she wants. Will their friendship survive their trials and tribulations? More to the point, as the jobs get increasingly dangerous, will they even survive?
“We are thrilled to have Mel and Sue back on our screens, in their first-ever scripted comedy series,” commented Morwenna Gordon, Commissioning Editor, Sky Comedy. “We have a brilliant cast, featuring many well-known faces, in a number of unexpected and potentially life-threatening circumstances that Fran and Jamie find themselves in along the way. Joe Parham and Joe Markham have created a world that’s ruthless, funny and heart-warming all at the same time. The series joins a host of fantastic Sky original comedies we have coming to Sky One next year which we can’t wait for our audience to enjoy.”
The series is written and created by Joe Parham and Joe Markham (‘The Amazing World of Gumball’). It is produced by Tiger Aspect, with Morwenna Gordon from Sky as exec producer.
‘Hitmen‘ Season 1 premieres Spring 2020 on Sky One.
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