Michelle Keegan joins Joseph Gilgun’s new comedy series for Sky

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Top British talents will team up for Brassic, a new comedy series from Sky. The show will star Joseph Gilgun (This Is England, Misfits, Preacher) alongside Michelle Keegan (Our Girl, Coronation Street, Tina And Bobby) and Damien Molony (The Current War, GameFace, Ripper Street).

The show was co-created by Gilgun and Danny Brocklehurst (Safe, The Driver, Clocking Off). There are roles in the supporting cast for Tom Hanson, Aaron Heffernan, Ryan Sampson and Parth Thakerar.

Deadline describes Brassic as “Shameless-esque”, and sums up the story thusly:

“It stars Gilgun as Vinnie, a man from the north of England with bipolar disorder and his best mate Dylan, played by Molony, whose girlfriend Erin, played by Keegan decides to leave town. Dylan is faced with the impossible decision between a fresh start with the love of his life or staying behind with his inseparable gang of mates that he can’t live without.”

Gilgun had this to say about the project:

“I’m truly humbled by the opportunity. We’ve got an amazing team of creators and watching it all take form has been very moving. Bipolar is a big part of my life. We want to show that you can have mental health issues and in some cases live a productive, exciting life, full of adventure. Our writer Danny Brocklehurst and my friend David Quayle have been invaluable in taking this journey with me. Embrace who you are, decide what to be and go be it.”

And Brocklehurst added this:

“I couldn’t be more thrilled to be making Brassic with Sky One. This is a passion project for Joe and myself and we have collaborated every step of the way to create an outrageous, funny, stylistically bold show that brings to life a rarely seen northern working-class world. This is a big-hearted show about life at the sharp end of modern Britain.”

Production will start on Brassic next month, with a 2019 launch on Sky One in mind. We’ll bring you updates as we hear them.