Channel 4 Sets March Premiere Date For Comedy ‘Feel Good’ Starring Mae Martin, Charlotte Ritchie, Lisa Kudrow & Sophie Thompson

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04 Mar 20

Channel 4 has set a March premiere date for Feel Good, a brand new semi-autobiographical comedy from brilliant comedian stand-up Mae Martin, who stars alongside Charlotte Ritchie, Lisa Kudrow & Sophie Thompson.

The series follows stand-up comedian Mae (Martin), who is stuck in a rut: she’s single, in recovery from a drug addiction and sleeping on a friend’s sofa. The jokes may be landing, but her life isn’t. When she meets the magnetic but previously heterosexual George (Charlotte Ritchie), it doesn’t seem possible that George could be interested in her: George is like Princess Diana, while Mae resembles a kernel of corn… Nevertheless, the pair embark on a whirlwind romance, moving in together and triggering events that will change both their lives forever.

Alongside Martin and Ritchie (‘Ghosts’, ‘Call the Midwife’), the cast includes Sophie Thompson (‘Detectorists’, ‘Bounty Hunters’) as Maggie, Mae’s fellow recovering addict and confidante; Lisa Kudrow (‘The Comeback’, ‘Friends’) as Mae’s powerful and charismatic mother Linda who, despite living in Canada, still impacts Mae’s life from afar; Adrian Lukis (‘The Crown’, ‘Pride and Prejudice’) as Mae’s romantic English father; And Philip Burgers (‘The Passage’, ‘The Characters’) as Mae and George’s enigmatic flatmate Phil.

Also starring in the series are Ophelia Lovibond (‘W1A’, ‘Elementary’), Tom Durant-Pritchard (‘The Crown’, ‘Endeavour’) and Al Roberts (‘Stath lets Flats’, ‘Flowers’) as George’s friends Binky, Hugh and Jared; Pippa Haywood (‘Bodyguard’, ‘Greenwing’) as George’s mum Felicity, and Ritu Arya (‘Humans’, ‘Sticks and Stones’) as Maggie’s estranged daughter Lava.

Tobi Bamtefa (‘Tin Star’, ‘The Witcher’), Steen Raskopoulos (‘Top Coppers’, ‘Scare BnB’) and Jack Barry (‘Turn Up Charlie’, ‘Catastrophe’) play Mae’s stand-up cohorts, whilst her addicts anonymous support comes in the form of Ramon Tikaram (‘The Victim’, ‘Flowers’), Sindhu Vee (‘Live at the Apollo’, ‘Have I Got News For You’), Rosalind March (‘Denmark’, ‘Jonathan Creek’) and Tom Andrews (‘Plebs’, ‘Yesterday’).

Martin co-writes the comedy with Joe Hampson, and it’s described as a darkly hilarious and poignant story about the unique pressures of navigating the modern-day fluid landscape of gender and sexuality. The series is directed by Ally Pankiw (‘Shrill’, ‘An Awkward Girl Dates’).

Ben Farrell, Hannah Mackay and Toby Stevens exec produce for Objective Fiction and Objective Media Group Scotland, with Kelly McGolpin producing. The show was commissioned for C4 by Fiona McDermott, Head of Comedy, and Rachel Springett, and is overseen by Laura Riseam, Commissioning Executive, Comedy Channel 4 and for Netflix, who broadcast the series internationally, by Cole Galvin and Larry Tanz.

Feel Good‘ Season 1 premieres Wednesday, 18th March 2020 at 10pm on Channel 4.