Category: TV

04 Dec 2018

Merman Developing Danny Brocklehurst Drama ‘Dirty’ at Amazon with ‘Peaky Blinders’ Producer Caryn Mandabach & Merman Executives Sharon Horgan & Clelia Mountford

Caryn Mandabach Productions, which owns and produces BBC’s and Netflix’s PEAKY BLINDERS, and Merman, which produces MOTHERLAND, also for BBC, alongside Kapital Entertainment, are in development with Amazon Studios for drama series DIRTY, written by Danny Brocklehurst (SAFE, SHAMELESS, THE DRIVER). A funny, filthy, brutally honest look at modern lives, DIRTY is the story of […]

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20 Nov 2018

Diane Morgan and Robert Webb to join Sky and ABC’s Frayed

British actress Diane Morgan (Motherland) and award-winning comedian Robert Webb (Peep Show) are confirmed to star in the new Sky original production Frayed, co-commissioned with ABC in Australia. They will be joining a stellar line up, including award-winning Australian actresses Kerry Armstrong (Razzle Dazzle) and Sarah Kendall (Beehive), as well as Ben Mingay (Hacksaw Ridge). […]

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30 Oct 2018

ABC and Sky commission new comedy Frayed from Sarah Kendall

New Sky original comedy Frayed Award-winning Australian comedian Sarah Kendall will star in the bittersweet dark comedy Frayed, a Sky original production, co-commissioned with ABC in Australia. The comedy is the first scripted co-commission between the two broadcasters and is now filming in Newcastle (NSW), Sydney, and London. Set in 1989, Frayed follows the journey […]

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23 Aug 2018

Sharon Horgan and Billy Magnussen to star in Amazon Comedy

Amazon has given a script-to-series commitment for a comedy series starring Sharon Horgan and Billy Magnussen. The series will follow Horgan as a socially awkward and broke single woman who decides to start a self-help company. She recruits a former male gymnast, played by Magnussen, to be the face of her new brand. Horgan (“Catastrophe”) […]

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20 Jul 2018

Merman Sponsor Media Parents Back To Work Scheme!

WE ARE SPONSORING THE MEDIA PARENTS BACK TO WORK SCHEME Merman is working with Media Parents to return experienced talent to TV after a career break. Winners will attend Edinburgh TV Festival FREE in August, receive back to work training and will be mentored by Merman. We’re delighted to be supporting the scheme which has had a […]

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19 Jun 2018

Motherland to Return for Series 2

Hit BBC Two comedy Motherland is back! A collective sigh of relief can be heard across the Motherland as a new school term dawns. It’s also dawned on Julia (BAFTA nominated Anna Maxwell Martin)  that she still hasn’t sorted her childcare.  Her wonderful husband has decided to step up to the mark and train for […]

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19 Jun 2018

David Tennant and Jessica Hynes to star in BBC Four comedy-drama There She Goes

Merman, the production company founded and run by award-winning duo Sharon Horgan and Clelia Mountford, is producing a brand new 5 x 30 comedy-drama for BBC Four written by Shaun Pye (The Rack Pack, A Young Doctor’s Notebook, Todd Margaret) There She Goes is about a severely learning disabled 9-year-old girl Rosie (Miley Locke), her […]

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06 Jun 2018

Sharon Horgan and Lorna Martin bring Women on The Verge to W

UKTV has partnered with RTÉ to bring Women on the Verge (6×40), a brand new scripted drama which will air on UKTV’s premium entertainment channel, W in the UK and RTÉ in Ireland. Sky Vision will be handling international distribution. The six-part series will be co-produced by Merman and House Productions.   Women on the Verge is based […]

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01 Jun 2018

Sharon Horgan Wins IFTA Gala TV Award

The Irish Film and Television Gala TV Awards 2018 were held last night at the RDS Concert Hall in Dublin. The ceremony was hosted by Jason Byrne. The first award of the night was for Best Female Performance in a soap or comedy and was won by Sharon Horgan! Sharon is a Merman co-founder with Clelia […]

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16 May 2018

Deborah Frances-White to Front Channel 4 Pilot ‘Next Week’s News’

CHANNEL 4 TACKLES NEXT WEEK’S NEWS WITH THE GUILTY FEMINIST’S DEBORAH FRANCES-WHITE Fresh from the success of The Guilty Feminist podcast, Channel 4 today announces they have signed up Deborah Frances-White, the celebrated comedian and writer behind it, to front her own late night satirical news show. Teaming up with Merman’s Sharon Horgan and Clelia […]

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