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Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Michelle Keegan and Joe Gilgun to star in new comedy


Michelle Keegan, who played Coronation Street's Tina McIntyre, and Joe Gilgun, who played Jamie Armstrong (and he's one of my favourite UK actors too), will be joining forces in a new TV comedy.

The comedy will be called Brassic, and it's being called an 'edgy' new comedy about a group of working-class friends "finding unconventional ways to win at life in northern suburbia".

Sky TV explains: "Vinnie (Gilgun), a Lancashire lad with bipolar disorder, and Dylan (Molony), his razor-smart best mate, are inseparable and utterly co-dependant. They've hardly spent a day apart since birth. But Dylan's girlfriend Erin (Keegan) might just shake things up for good with her plans to leave town and start a new life for herself and her kid, Tyler.

"Dylan is faced with the impossible decision between a fresh start with the love of his life or staying behind with his inseparable gang of mates that he can't live without. This gang includes: Cardi (Tom Hanson), champion kebab eater and total liability; Ash (Aaron Heffernan), the son of a family of fighting travellers whose fists can get them out of most kinds of trouble; Tommo (Ryan Sampson), the most sexually liberated man in Britain who doesn't care what people think; and JJ (Parth Thakerar), a sharp entrepreneur who runs a garage (with a lucrative sideline in stolen cars).

"These lads have dealt, scammed, bribed and conned their way through adolescence, but now, on the brink of adulthood, their dealing and stealing is catching up with them and a whole load of trouble is heading their way. Like a carefully stacked tower of cards, what happens if one of them is knocked down or, worse, removed from the pack entirely?

"Veering between hilarious comedy and heartfelt emotion, Brassic is about irreplaceable, lifelong friends, loyalty and the things that come between them."

Joe Gilgun says: "I'm truly humbled by the opportunity. We've got an amazing team of creators and watching it all take form has been very moving. Bipolar is a big part of my life. We want to show that you can have mental health issues and in some cases live a productive, exciting life, full of adventure. Our writer Danny Brocklehurst and my friend David Quayle have been invaluable in taking this journey with me. Embrace who you are, decide what to be and go be it."

Brassic will air on Sky One and NOW TV in 2019.

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1 comment:

maggie muggins said...

Read about this in Radio Times, look forward to it! The bipolar arc sounds good too. Love Joe Gilgun in This is England. Had to look up who he played in Corrie (assumed it's why the post is here) and saw his cute little face as Jamie Armstrong in the Corrie Wikia! I remember that storyline, but can't believe it was over 20 years ago now.

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