Sally4Ever, a new comedy series created by and starring Julia Davis, has been picked up by Sky One and HBO. Davis is arguably best known for creating and starring in Nighty Night, although her work in Gavin & Stacey also lives long in the memory. More recently, she’s been seen in Camping, Phantom Thread and Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams.
The first series of Sally4Ever will run for seven episodes, and location filming has already begun in London with a late 2018 premiere date in mind. The show has been described thusly:
“Sally4Ever follows the life of Sally [played by Catherine Shepherd], a soon-to-be promoted marketer who, for 10 years, has lived a comfortable and dull suburban life with David [played by Alex Macqueen]. But on the night he asks her to marry him, Sally has a crisis and embarks on a wild affair with Emma [played by Julia Davis], a seductive, charismatic, boho actress, singer, musician, poet and author. Before Sally knows it, Emma has moved in, rearranged the furniture and her life. Is this really what Sally wants, or has she made a mistake?”
Sherlock‘s Mark Gatiss, The Mighty Boosh‘s Julian Barratt and No Offence‘s Joanna Scanlan will also have roles in Sally4Ever‘s impressive cast.
Jon Mountague, head of comedy at Sky, said this about working with Julia Davis:
“They say never work with your heroines, balls to that, Julia’s as much fun to work with as her shows are to watch. Hunderby & Camping bear that out & her latest uniquely brilliant comic creation is genuinely breathtaking.”
Indeed, Sally4Ever sounds like it could be something really special. We’ll bring you updates, release date news and trailers as and when we spot them.