Mr. Sloane. Image shows from L to R: Mr Sloane (Nick Frost), Janet (Olivia Colman). Image credit: Big Talk Productions.

Expected to be shown in May

Mr. Sloane

This is a new show in development. Details are not complete and may change. Expected to be shown in May

Romantic comedy series in which Nick Frost plays a buttoned-down 1960s man in crisis. Created by Curb Your Enthusiasm's Robert B Weide

Genre:
Sitcom
Broadcast:
2014  (Sky Atlantic)
Episodes:
6 (1 series)
Starring:
Nick Frost, Olivia Colman, Ophelia Lovibond, Peter Serafinowicz, Lawry Lewin, Brendan Patricks
Writers:
Robert B. Weide, Aschlin Ditta, Oliver Lansley
Production:
Big Talk Productions
& Whyaduck Productions

Mr Sloane is a bittersweet romantic comedy in which the titular character is a buttoned-down 1960s man in crisis.

Between his failed attempts at marriage, career success and even suicide, it's fair to say that 1969 isn't shaping up to be Watford-dweller Mr Sloane's year. But with a potential job opportunity on the horizon and the phone number of a prospective new love interest following a chance encounter in his local hardware store, could Mr Sloane's luck be about to change?

Joining Nick Frost on screen will be Olivia Colman, who will play Mr Sloane's estranged wife Janet. Regularly appearing to him in flashbacks and fantasies, Janet remains a significant 'other' in Mr Sloane's life.

Ophelia Lovibond joins the cast as Robin, a free-spirited young American and prospective new love interest for Mr Sloane, following a chance encounter in his local ironmongers.

Peter Serafinowicz will play Ross, one of Mr Sloane's three childhood friends whom he meets every night in his local.

Lawry Lewin will play Beans, one of Mr Sloane's other close friends, who still lives at home with his mother; and Brendan Patricks will play Reggie, the ladies' man of the friendship group.

The show will launch in 2014 with an hour special, followed by five half hour episodes.