Sky1 has ordered a new action adventure comedy from the makers of Bad Education.
Written by Jack Whitehall and Freddy Syborn, who co-wrote Bad Education, Bounty Hunters also shares executive producer Ben Cavey and producer by Pippa Brown with BBC Three’s hit school sitcom.
Whitehall will be joined by Academy Award nominee Rosie Perez (Do the Right Thing) in the new Sky1 series.
The official synopsis reads: “The show sees posh, uptight Brit Barnaby Walker (Whitehall) sorting out his family’s cash-strapped antiques business after his father is hospitalised following a mysterious accident. However, when he unwittingly buys a blood antiquity looted from the war-torn Middle East, he sets off a chain of events that nothing could prepare him for. Cue help in the shape of tough New Yorker and bounty hunter Rita Morales (Perez), whose own world is also in turmoil: she’s on the run, having killed a member of a Mexican cartel. As the dynamic duo team up viewers will be taken on a comedy journey stretching from New York to London to Mexico.”
Jack Whitehall commented: “We are very excited to be about to start production on Bounty Hunters for Sky 1. It’s a really ambitious show which brings together my and Freddy Syborn’s love of comedy and action movies, so we really hope we can pull it off. But mostly I’m excited about Rosie Perez joining us. She is an amazing actress, and I can’t wait to see the Queen of Brooklyn pacing the mean streets of Wimbledon.”
Adam MacDonald, director of Sky 1, added: “…with the unveiling of Bounty Hunters and its incredible cast, we’re set for an exciting series full of thrills, spills and laughter when it airs exclusively on Sky 1.”
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