BBC’s Ill Behaviour is heading to Showtime. The premium cabler has acquired the six-part comedy thriller starring Chris Geere (You’re the Worst), Masters of Sex alum Lizzy Caplan and Tom Riley (DaVinci’s Demons). It’s slated to premiere Monday, November 13 at 10:30 PM ET/PT.
Written by Sam Bain (Peep Show) and directed by Steve Bendelack (Friday Night Dinner), Ill Behaviour focuses on Joel (Geere) who uses any methods, conventional or otherwise, to save Charlie (Riley) when Charlie announces that he is abandoning chemotherapy treatment for his cancer. The recently divorced Joel moves in Charlie, who sets him up on a date with Nadia (Caplan), a doctor who also happens to be a raging alcoholic. Their connection is complicated by the newest revelation about Charlie’s condition, sending the trio and mutual friend Tess (Jessica Regan, Doctors) down a reckless path.
“Ill Behaviour is a brilliantly written series from the mind of Sam Bain which explores how far friends will go to protect each other, whilst blurring the lines of what’s right and wrong. It features nuanced and honest performances from the cast across the board and we can’t wait for audiences in the U.S. to see this hilarious comedy thriller,” said Iain Morris and Damon Beesley, executive producers for Fudge Park.