Stephen Mangan, Heather Graham to star in new Sky Atlantic comedy

Sky Atlantic has commissioned a brand new sitcom about the trials and tribulations of living a double life: Bliss, starring Stephen Mangan (Episodes, Green Wing), Heather Graham (Austin Powers, Scrubs), and Jo Hartley (This is England).

It comes from the mind of comedy extraordinaire David Cross, aka Arrested Development's Tobias Funke, who serves as writer, director, and executive producer.

Bliss sees travel writer Andrew (Mangan) in a bit of a moral dilemma: he's divided between his wife Kim (Graham) and their teenage daughter, and his other wife Denise (Hartley) and their teenage son in Bristol - who all have no idea of each other's existence.

Balancing his two lives gets more and more difficult until he starts to reach breaking point - "As Andrew's two worlds become ever harder to contain, so does his sanity," Sky says. "And he finds himself going to increasingly drastic lengths to protect the two families he loves."

The cast are excited, describing the script as "incredibly funny and wonderful". David Cross said: "This project is unlike anything I've ever done before, in so far as I've never been to Bristol. Is it nice? Heard good things. Oh also there's a scene that takes place in Weston-super-Mare, so there's that."

Filming for Bliss will start in London and Bristol (and Weston-super-Mare, apparently) later this month, so we expect it'll land on Sky Atlantic some time next year. Sky Atlantic is available on Sky TV, or via Now TV with an Entertainment Pass.

Source: Sky

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