Sky Puts Darkly Comic Series ‘The Lovers’ Into Production – Deadline

Sky has produced a dark comedy drama about a foul-mouthed supermarket worker in Belfast. Roisin Gallagher (The autumn, the dry) and Johnny Flynn (Beast, Emma) play the lead role in The loverswhich comes from Doctor Foster and pure producer Drama Republic.

The series follows Janet (Gallagher) as a supermarket worker who doesn’t care about anything, including her life, and Seamus (Flynn), a handsome, self-centered, political announcer with what seems to be a perfect life in London and a celebrity girlfriend. When they meet unexpectedly, they immediately clash – and yet they are also inextricably attracted to each other.

The series also stars Conleth Hill (Game of Thrones, hold) as Janet’s supermarket manager.

Drama Republic produces in association with Sky Studios. Playwright David Ireland (Cyprus Avenue, Ulster American) and directed by Justin Martin (Together, Prima FacieThe show will air in 2023 on Sky Atlantic and streaming service Now.

Liz Lewin and Manpreet Dosanjh, executive producers at Sky Studios, said in a statement: “We can’t wait to start filming The Lovers and see our two brilliant leads, Johnny and Roisin, bring our love-struck couple back to life. David has written the most unique, funny and heartwarming scripts and we look forward to shooting against the iconic backdrops of Belfast and London.”

The series was commissioned by Gabriel Silver, Director of Commissioning for Drama at Sky Studios for Zai Bennett, Managing Director of Content at Sky UK. Roanna Benn and Rebecca de Souza are executive producers for Drama Republic, with executive editors Lewin and Dosanjh serving as executive producers for Sky Studios. Hannah Pescod is also an executive producer, with Chris Martin as producer. The Lovers is written by David Ireland and directed by Justin Martin.

NBCUniversal Global Distribution will sell the show internationally.