Channel 4 Comedy ‘I Hate You’ + More UK Projects Greenlit

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Photo Source: The stars of ‘I Hate You’ / Channel 4

The following UK projects are now visible on the horizon, whether in development or actively casting. Keep these leads on your radar and your eyes open for the opportunity to land an audition.

I Hate You
Channel 4 has commissioned a new comedy drama created by the acclaimed Robert Popper (Look Around You, Friday Night Dinner). It centres on two friends in their 20s - played by Tanya Reynolds and newcomer Melissa Saint - and their intense, complicated friendship set against a messy world. Casting director Rachel Sheridan is attached ahead of an October filming date. 

I (Who Have Nothing)
A new feature film telling a rites of passage tale, written by Brian Fillis and Regina Moriarty, and with Marc Evans attached to direct. The production timeline is TBC but we do know that casting directors Rebecca Farhall and Gail Stevens are now on board. 

Not Bloody Likely
The feature romcom telling the true story of the 1914 West End production of George Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion has been delayed until 2022. Stars Pierce Brosnan and Helena Bonham Carter are still attached, as is casting director Elaine Grainger. 

Check out Backstage’s UK audition listings!