Written and directed by Weide, the six-part “bittersweet romantic comedy” will begin filming next month and will air on Sky Atlantic in 2014.
Nick Frost (Spaced, Hot Fuzz) will play Jeremy Sloane, “a button-down 1960’s man in crisis”.
The official synopsis reads: “Between his failed attempts at marriage, career success and even suicide, it’s fair to say that 1969 isn’t shaping up to be Watford-dweller Mr Sloane’s year. But with a potential job opportunity on the horizon and the phone number of a prospective new love interest following a chance encounter in his local hardware store, could Mr Sloane’s luck be about to change?”
Weide commented: “Nick [Frost] is not only a very funny guy, but a very talented actor. I had no specific agenda to create a show for him, but out of the blue, an idea came to me that was entirely character-driven, and I immediately saw Nick as that character. I pitched it to him, and he said, ‘Let’s do it.’”
Frost added: “Original and off-beat, I loved Bob’s idea for Mr Sloane and fell in love with this character straight away so I’m chuffed to be a part of the project and can’t wait to start filming.”
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