The Bond between a father and son
Sky today announced SPY, the latest addition to the growing comedy slate which will transmit this Autumn on Sky 1 HD.
SPY is the story of Tim, a single father trying to win back the respect and affections of his horribly precocious nine year old son, Marcus. In the hope of proving that he is not a complete loser, Tim quits his dead-end job but his life changes forever when he is accidentally recruited as a trainee spy for MI5.
Tim (Darren Boyd – Case Sensitive, Green Wing, Dirk Gently) struggles as he attempts to juggle family life and his professional life without his secret being discovered, least of all by Marcus, (newcomer Jude Wright).
Supervising Tim at work is irrepressible MI5 boss, The Examiner, played by Robert Lindsay (My Family) who teaches the recruits his own unorthodox approach to the espionage game.
Adding to the chaos of Tim’s life are his acidic ex-wife, Judith (Dolly Wells – Campus), her enthusiastic new boyfriend Philip (Tom Goodman-Hill – Doctor Who, Ideal, Free Agents) and his anti-social friend Chris (Mathew Baynton – Gavin and Stacey, Horrible Histories).
And romance may be on the cards for Tim in the form of fellow spy Caitlin (Rebekah Staton – Pulling) provided she can let her guard down long enough, or perhaps if he’s really unlucky he may fall into the web of psychopathic obsessive social worker, Paula (Rosie Cavaliero – Jam and Jerusalem).
SPY is created and written by Simeon Goulden. It is a Hat Trick production for Sky1 HD and will be produced by Margot Gavan Duffy and directed by Ben Taylor. It will air in Autumn 2011. The series was commissioned by Lucy Lumsden, Head of Comedy for Sky and will be Executive Produced by Jimmy Mulville and Helen Williams.
Lucy Lumsden commented: “In SPY we have an exciting young cast and a brilliant new writer in Simeon Goulden. It is the first of several new British comedies aimed at a family audience to sit alongside our fantastic US line-up including Modern Family, The Middle and The Simpsons.”
Jimmy Mulville, Executive Producer, Hat Trick, added: “The writing, the characters and the situations in SPY mark it out as one of the funniest and strangest takes on the Family Comedy. Dysfunctional doesn’t begin to do it justice!”