A while ago we reported that Julia Davis was creating a new dark comedy for Sky Atlantic called Hunderby. Here’s an update about the show for all you Davis fans out there:
The seven-part series is set in the 1800s and is something of a homage to Daphne Du Maurier’s Rebecca. It follows a puritanical pastor who falls in love with a shipwreck survivor with a dubious past. Alongside a supporting cast of odd folk, Davis stars as the pastor’s housekeeper, obsessed with her employer’s dead first wife.
The Baby Cow production will be directed by Nighty Night‘s Tony Dow and executive produced by Henry Normal, Armando Iannucci and Lindsay Hughes. We’ve also just heard that music for the series will be provided by another TVO-relevant act, Antony Elvin and the wondrous Princes in the Tower. Sounds like the perfect marriage of picture and music!
Lucy Lumsden, Head of Comedy for Sky has said of the series: “The genius of Julia Davis comes to Sky Atlantic HD. Her sick and twisted sense of humour has found its natural home and we can’t wait to unleash it onto our customers later this year.”
The series airs this summer…we’re counting down the weeks!