Sky Comedy has released a trailer and set a December premiere date for new Original series ‘Smothered‘. Written by Monica Heisey (Workin’ Moms, Schitt’s Creek), the series stars British talent Jon Pointing (Big Boys) and Danielle Vitalis (I May Destroy You).
Will they? Won’t they? Should they? Shouldn’t they? ‘Smothered’, is a not-so-typical rom-com. Vitalis and Pointing star in a tale of two worlds colliding, where romance blossoms but the pressures of modern dating linger, as two sex-starved strangers who agree to some no-strings fun… until the strings begin to appear…
Sammy (Vitalis) is a fiercely independent young woman who is done with dating apps, sick of immature men, and here for a good time. Tom (Pointing) has never been inclined to swipe left or right; he’s a settled man with a warm heart but carries his fair share of baggage. On a night out, the two strangers meet, and end up singing out their drunken souls in a karaoke booth. Then the inevitable happens… They hook up.
What seems like a great idea at the time, the strangers agree to have a no-strings-attached affair for three weeks – but on the condition that they never speak again. Sounds simple, right?? However, what was supposed to be a few weeks of great sex, pasta in bed and first names only, the sparks flying around them cannot be ignored. But Sammy soon makes a shocking discovery that there is another woman in Tom’s life… his six-year-old daughter Ellie.
The series also stars Aisling Bea (This Way Up), Mercury Prize nominee Rebecca Lucy Taylor (aka Self Esteem), Blair Underwood (Sex and the City, LA Law), Rizzlekick’s Jordan Stephens and Lisa Hammond (Eastenders).
The six-part comedy is created by Monica Heisey, and produced by the multi-award-winning Roughcut Television. George Belfield (Brave New World, 1899) is the director, and Lauriel Martin produces.
‘Smothered‘ premieres Thursday, 7th December 2023 on Sky Comedy with all episodes available On Demand and on the NOW streaming service.