First look at Lily Allen and Freema Agyeman in ‘Dreamland’, an upcoming TV series for Sky. The series is created by Sharon Horgan and it is based upon a 2017 Sky Arts short, Morgana Robinson’s Summer, in which Robinson played a woman attending the baby shower of her heavily pregnant sister in Margate, with news of her own yet-to-reveal. check out the image below.
The filming is underway at Kent and London. Ellie Haydon is directing the pilot and the series is the first lead TV Show of Lily Allen, daughter of actor Keith Allen, although she has had parts on the big screen including a 1998 episode The Yob, which starred her father and a role as Elizabeth Taylor in the How To Build A Girl which was released in 2020.
Sky Original series is produced by Sharon Horgan and Clelia Mountford’s production company Merman, in association with Sky Studios. From Merman, the team behind some of the most distinctive, award-winning comedies of recent years, including Motherland (BBC Two), Frayed (Sky Max) and This Way Up (Channel 4), Dreamland promises a heartfelt exploration of the family relationships between these strong, vibrant women.
Dreamland Plot Synopsis
Eldest sister Trish (Agyeman) is pregnant for the third time with her partner Spence (Kiell Smith- Bynoe). And this time, she’s decided: it’s going to be a girl. Her two sisters Clare (Gabby Best) and Leila (Aimee-Ffion Edwards) rally around her with their mum (Frances Barber) and their Margate- legend nan (Sheila Reid), “manifesting” a little girl at Trish’s ‘mani-festival’. But when their other sister, Mel (Allen), makes an unexpected reappearance back into their lives, her return threatens to destabilise the entire family. A knock on their door and their ‘Dreamland’ is no more…
Dreamland was commissioned by Jon Mountague, Director of Comedy, Sky Studios, and Alex Moody, Commissioning Editor, Sky Studios, for Zai Bennett, Managing Director of Content, Sky UK. The series is executive produced by Clelia Mountford, Sharon Horgan for Merman with Jane Bell as Producer and Emma Jane Unsworth as Showrunner and Associate Producer.
Alex Moody serves as Executive Producer for Sky Studios. Written by Emma Jane Unsworth, Gabby Best, Sharma Walfall, and Sarah Kendall, the series will be directed by Ellie Heydon. NBCUniversal Global Distribution handles international sales of the series on behalf of Sky Studios.
Dreamland will air on Sky Comedy and streaming service NOW in 2023.
Source: Sky Group