BREEDERS: Co-creators Simon Blackwell and Chris Addison on the new FX comedy – Exclusive Interview

Martin Freeman as Paul. in BREEDERS - Season 1| ©2020 FX/Pamela Littky

BREEDERS premieres its ten-episode first season on FX on Monday, March 2, and it thereafter available on FX on Hulu. The comedy about the sometimes exasperating ups and downs of parenting young children is seen through the eyes of English couple Paul, played by Martin Freeman, and Ally, played by Daisy Haggard. BREEDERS was reportedly inspired by a dream Freeman had about his real-life experiences as a father. Freeman created BREEDERS with fellow Britons writer/executive producer Simon Blackwell (Oscar-nominated for the IN THE LOOP screenplay and an Emmy winner for his work on VEEP; other credits include HBO’s current AVENUE […]Read On »

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FLACK: Creator Oliver Lansley on new dark comedy – Exclusive Interview

FLACK - Season 1 Key Art | ©2018 Pop TV

In Pop TV’s Thursday-night dark comedy FLACK, American publicist Robyn, played by Anna Paquin, moves with her sister to London and joins a British p.r. firm. She’s better at controlling the chaos of her clients’ lives than her own, and then there’s dealing with the other women in her office. English writer Oliver Lansley (also an actor who has appeared in SHERLOCK) created FLACK. His other creations include the U.K. series FM and WHITES, and the telefilm ROTTERS. ASSIGNMENT X: You originally wrote FLACK to be set in England. Then you rewrote it to be set in the U.S., and […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: VEEP creator Armando Iannucci chats about his HBO series

Julia Louise-Dreyfuss in VEEP - Season 1 | ©2012 Bill Gray

Writer/director/producer Armando Iannucci loves political comedy. The Glasgow-born hyphenate is also known for non-political comedy, including several series of ALAN PARTRIDGE shows starring Steve Coogan as an inept talk show host. However, a lot of viewers know Iannucci’s work from THE THICK OF IT, his satire of the British corridors of power, currently airing on BBC America. IN THE LOOP, the film based on THE THICK OF IT that Iannucci directed and co-wrote, was nominated for an adapted screenplay Oscar. Now Iannucci has come to HBO with the half-hour comedy VEEP, which airs Sunday nights on the premium cable network. […]Read On »

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