HBO and Sky are teaming on Sally4Ever, an original comedy written and directed by Camping and Nighty Night creator Julia Davis, with Davis also set to star. Also starring Catherine Shepherd and Alex Macqueen, the series, currently in production in the UK, will be available on Sky One and streaming service NOW TV later this year. Hush Ho and Various Artists Ltd are producing for Sky and HBO.
Sally4Ever follows the life of Sally (Shepherd), a soon-to-be promoted marketer who, for 10 years, has lived a comfortable and dull suburban life with David (Macqueen). But on the night he asks her to marry him, Sally has a crisis and embarks on a wild affair with Emma (Davis), a seductive, charismatic, boho actress, singer, musician, poet and author. Before Sally knows it, Emma has moved in, rearranged the furniture and her life. Is this really what Sally wants, or has she made a mistake?
The series will consist of seven half-hour episodes, featuring unique dark and esoteric characters in a story of a love affair that spirals quickly out of control. It will explore the facets of love and sex in our confused, obsessive and gender-fluid world.
Also starring are The Mighty Boosh’s Julian Barratt, Joanna Scanlan (No Offence), Sherlock’s Mark Gatiss and Felicity Montagu (Alan Partridge).
“I’m so excited to be making this project with Various Artists Ltd for Sky and HBO, and am incredibly lucky to be working with such an outstanding cast and receiving such great support and creative guidance from Sky and HBO,” said Davis.
Jon Mountague, head of Sky Comedy, added: “They say never work with your heroines, balls to that Julia’s as much fun to work with as her shows are to watch. Hunderby & Camping bear that out & her latest uniquely brilliant comic creation is genuinely breathtaking.”
Amy Gravitt, executive vice president, HBO Programming, added: “We’ve been in comedy awe of Julia for many, many years. We’re thrilled to be a part of her latest stroke of genius, and to be working alongside Sky One, Hush Ho and Various Artists in the process.”