Tag: Merman

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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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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04 Apr 2018

Merman Shows Nominated for 4 TV BAFTAs

The nominations were announced this morning for the Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards 2018. Amongst the nominations Merman shows received four nominations across three categories; Scripted Comedy, Female Performance in a Comedy and Short Form Programme. The winners will be announced during the BAFTA TV ceremony on Sunday 13th May at the Royal Festival […]

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16 Jan 2018

Amazon Studios Signs First-Look Deal with Merman and Overall Deal with Sharon Horgan

Amazon Studios Signs Overall Deal with Emmy-Nominated Creator Sharon Horgan Studio also signs first-look series rights deal with Horgan and Clelia Mountford UK-based production company Merman Amazon Studios today announced it has closed an exclusive two-year overall deal with Emmy-nominated writer and creator Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe). In addition to her personal deal, Horgan and co-founder Clelia Mountford’s entertainment company, Merman, […]

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10 Jan 2018

Shining Vale, penned by Jeff Astrof and Sharon Horgan, receives pilot commitment at Showtime

Shining Vale, a new horror comedy from Divorce creator Sharon Horgan, Trial & Error co-creator Jeff Astrolf and Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment has received a pilot production commitment from US network Showtime. “Shining Vale is a horror comedy about a dysfunctional family that moves from the city to a small town in a house in […]

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