Singer Lily Allen and ex-Doctor Who actress Freema Agyeman star as sisters in new dark comedy Dreamland.
The six-part series on Sky will see Allen, in her debut TV role, attend a baby shower for her eldest sister, played by Agyeman, in the British seaside town of Margate.
Based on the 2018 Bafta-winning short of the same name written by Sharon Horgan, it is a comedy drama about secrets, lies, loves and aspirations within a family of four sisters.
Despite being best-known as a singer, 37-year-old Allen recently starred in the Olivier-nominated London West End thriller 2:22 A Ghost Story, alongside Encanto’s Stephanie Beatriz and Inbetweeners actor James Buckley.
Speaking of her new TV role, Allen wrote on Instagram: “It’s new, it’s set in Margate, it’s giving seaside realness. Here is your first look at me and Freema Agyeman in Dreamland, a brand-new Sky Original comedy.”
Agyeman, 43, wrote: “Oh I do like to be beside the seaside… Margate massive babes.
“Come and watch me and @lilyallen play-out in the sunshine in Dreamland. All new dark comedic exploration of dysfunctional family dynamics! Gonna be a ride!”
In the series, Agyeman’s character Trish is pregnant for the third time with her partner Spence, played by Kiell Smith-Bynoe.
Her sisters Clare, played by Gabby Best, and Leila (Aimee-Ffion Edwards) rally around her, with their mother, played by Frances Barber, and nan (Sheila Reid).
But an unexpected reappearance of Allen’s character Mel threatens to destabilise the whole family.
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Dreamland will also feature a guest appearance from James Bond star Samantha Bond as Orla.
The series is produced by Horgan and production company Merman, behind Channel 4 sitcom This Way Up and BBC Two’s Motherland.
Dreamland will air on Sky Comedy and streaming service Now in 2023.