Get all your news in one place.
100’s of premium titles.
One app.
Start reading
Daily Mirror
Daily Mirror
Christian Abbott

Is Chivalry based on a true story? Truth behind Steve Coogan's Me Too comedy

Steve Coogan is back on Channel 4 with his latest comedy-drama, Chivalry.

This is a different kind of comedy, one that is pulling from some very serious events that will ring true to many.

It is also billed as a romance, showing the ups and downs of a relationship in Hollywood during the #MeToo era.

Now that the first episode has aired (April 21) some fans are questioning just how real the show is.

In the face of Hollywood scandal over the past five years or more, events seem to reflect some stories that hit headlines from 2016 onwards.

Coogan has co-written the show as he draws upon some very realistic situations.

What is Chivalry about?

Steve Coogan co-wrote and co-created the series (Channel 4)

Chivalry is a new Channel 4 comedy-drama starring Steve Coogan and Sarah Solemani.

It is billed as both an exploration of the #MeToo era in Hollywood and a romance.

Solemani plays Bobby, an indie filmmaker who is trying to salvage Cameron's (played by Steve Coogan) new film.

He has produced a movie that is deemed as problematic, but it isn’t long before the sparks start flying between the pair.

Is Chivalry based on a true story?

Chivalry also stars Adjani Salmon (PA)

The show is not based on a true story, but it does pull from some very real events.

As this is exploring the #MeToo era in the entertainment industry, some of the series will reflect real life.

Channel 4 stated: "Chivalry is a fresh new look on gender politics and romance, and asks the question - 'can one build and sustain a successful, relevant career in Hollywood without sacrificing authenticity?'

"Chivalry grants the audience permission to laugh while asking complex questions that we as a society often find hard to discuss."

Is Chivalry based on a book?

Lolly Adefope also stars in Chivalry (PA)

The show is an original piece of work and is not inspired by a pre-existing book.

It was written by Coogan and Solemani, who are also co-creators of the series.

Both have written projects in the past, with Coogan’s best known work being Alan Partridge, while Solemani penned the BBC ’s Ridley Road from 2021.

Who stars in Chivalry?

Chivalry is not based on a true story (PA)

Both Coogan and Solemani co-star in the series as lead characters Cameron and Bobby.

They are joined by Wanda Sykes and Sienna Miller.

Sykes recently co-hosted the 2022 Oscars and can be seen in the recent shows Alabama Jackson, The Other Two and Tig N’ Seek.

Miller, on the other hand, stars in the recently released Netflix series Anatomy Of A Scandal and appeared in 21 Bridges, The Loudest Voice and American Woman.

How to watch Chivalry

Sienna Miller joins an all-star cast in Chivalry (PA)

Chivalry is a Channel 4 comedy-drama and is available to watch on the network.

It airs on Thursday nights at 9pm.

There are six episodes in total and if you missed the first episode, it can be seen on All4.

Sign up to read this article
Read news from 100’s of titles, curated specifically for you.
Already a member? Sign in here
Related Stories
Top stories on inkl right now
One subscription that gives you access to news from hundreds of sites
Already a member? Sign in here
Our Picks
Fourteen days free
Download the app
One app. One membership.
100+ trusted global sources.