Chivalry. Image shows from L to R: Bobby (Sarah Solemani), Cameron (Steve Coogan)
Chivalry

Chivalry

  • TV comedy drama
  • Channel 4
  • 2022
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

Steve Coogan stars as a producer who has to detoxify his film in the wake of the #MeToo movement. Also features Sarah Solemani, Wanda Sykes, Robert Lonsdale and Adjani Salmon.

Chivalry. Image shows from L to R: Cameron (Steve Coogan), Bobby (Sarah Solemani)

Key details

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2022
Channels
Channel 4
Episodes
6 (1 series)
Stars
Steve Coogan, Sarah Solemani, Wanda Sykes, Robert Lonsdale and Adjani Salmon
Writers
Sarah Solemani and Steve Coogan
Director
Marta Cunningham
Producers
Isabel Richardson, Steve Coogan, Sarah Solemani, Marta Cunningham, Sarah Monteith, Rupert Majendie and Richard Johns
Companies

Chivalry skewers and satirises the complex state of contemporary sexual politics, while asking if romance can survive in the post-#MeToo era.

An unlikely couple are put together by a cynical studio exec to salvage a failing movie. Bobby is a woke writer/director and mother of one with a precarious relationship and a dodgy visa. She's lauded as the potential next-big-talent after a successful, low-budget indie debut and is promised studio funding for her feminist Biblical biopic if she can rescue this sexually controversial thriller first.

Cameron is a successful film producer and "ladies' man", who has just been dumped by yet another twenty-something girlfriend (via WhatsApp). He knows he must detoxify his sexist movie or face ruin, and thus an unlikely partnership is forged.

As Bobby and Cameron work through their gender tensions, a creeping attraction and the nagging feeling that they are just pawns in the studio's agenda for a Saudi buyout, reshooting a toxic sex scene becomes the tip of the iceberg.

How fluid are our politics and how political are our fluids? And can romance blossom - not in spite of #MeToo, but because of it?

Additional details

Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 21st April 2022 at 10pm on Channel 4
Next repeats
  1. Episode 5: Tomorrow at 1:05am on C4
  2. Episode 6: Saturday at 4:20am on 4seven
  3. Episode 6: Wednesday 25th May at 1:55am on C4
Most recent repeats
  • Saturday 14th May 2022 at 4:20am on 4seven - Episode 5
  • Wednesday 11th May 2022 at 1:05am on C4 - Episode 4
  • Sunday 8th May 2022 at 3:55am on 4seven - Episode 4

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