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UKTV Play Picks Up Irish-Canadian Dark Comedy ‘SisterS’ To Premiere In July

Written by and stars Emmy nominee Sarah Goldberg (Barry)

by Dave Elliott

UKTV Play has set a July UK premiere date for the witty, dark comedy SisterS, written by and starring Emmy nominee Sarah Goldberg (Barry) and her real-life best friend, Susan Stanley.

In Toronto, Canada, Sare’s (Goldberg) mother dies. In the aftermath of her death, she discovers that her father was not her actual father, he was in fact, an Irish busker her mother met while backpacking some thirty years ago. She decides to travel to Ireland to track him down, only to discover she has a half-sister.

Meanwhile, in Dublin, Suze’s (Stanley) life is unravelling – she’s lost her partner, her flat, her job… and not to mention – her dignity. On her 37th birthday, her life takes an unexpected turn, when her Canadian half-sister shows up. Sare convinces a reluctant Suze to embark on a road trip across Ireland to find their alcoholic father.

Confined by the four walls of a crumbling ice cream van, it’s a baptism of fire for these sisters. They forge an unbreakable bond as they discover sometimes it’s the family you choose that can carry you through.

The series also features Sophie Thompson (Sex Education), Harki Bhambra (This Is Going to Hurt), Liam Carney (Harry Wild), Frank Laverty (The Virtues), Donal Logue (Law and Order: Special Victims Unit), Rory Nolan (Foundation) Darragh Shannon (Wolf) and Pat Shortt (The Banshees of Inisherin).

‘SisterS’ is written and executive produced by Sarah Goldberg and Susan Stanley. Declan Lowney (Ted Lasso) directed episodes 1-3 and serves as an executive producer, while Alicia MacDonald (Flack) directed episodes 4-6. Angela Squire, Richard Cook, Christina Jennings, Scott Garvie, Kira Carstensen, Melanie Donkers, Justin Healy and Ruth Coady executive-produced the series. ‘SisterS’ is a Canada/Ireland Co-Production from Peer Pressure (Ireland) and Shaftesbury (Canada) in Association with Mermade and Gaze Pictures with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.

SisterS‘ premieres with all episodes on Friday, 12th July 2024 on UKTV Play.

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