Hitmen. Image shows from L to R: Fran (Sue Perkins), Jamie (Mel Giedroyc). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions.

Hitmen

Sky Comedy and Sky One sitcom starring Mel & Sue. 12 episodes (2 series), 2020 - 2021. Stars Sue Perkins, Mel Giedroyc, Katherine Parkinson, Asim Chaudhry and Tonya Cornelisse.

Hitmen. Image shows from L to R: Jamie (Mel Giedroyc), The Lawyer (Jason Watkins), Fran (Sue Perkins). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions.

Hitmen

Sitcom starring Mel & Sue as professional assassins

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2020 - 2021
Channels
Sky Comedy, Sky One
Episodes
12   (2 series)
Starring
Sue Perkins, Mel Giedroyc, Katherine Parkinson, Asim Chaudhry and Tonya Cornelisse
Writers
Joe Parham and Joe Markham
Directors
Oliver Parsons and David Sant
Producers
Arnold Widdowson, Ali Bryer Carron and Anne Patterson

Hitmen is about two best friends trying to make their way in the world with only each other to rely on. They also just happen to kill people for a living.

Having stumbled into a career in contract killing, misfits Fran and Jamie are not your typical killers for hire. Working out of their scruffy van, each episode follows the hapless duo as they try to carry out their latest hit, inevitably derailed by incompetence, bickering, and inane antics. As each hit goes south, our (anti)heroes are thrown into one bizarre misadventure after another, each full of oddball characters and unexpected dilemmas.

Across the series, as the mishaps - and bodies - rack up, Fran and Jamie's friendship is put through the wringer: while affable goof Jamie seems content to spend her days hanging out with her best mate, the more sensitive Fran starts to question whether it's really the life she wants. Will their friendship survive their trials and tribulations? More to the point, as the jobs get increasingly dangerous, will they even survive?

Production Details

Production company
Also known as
  • Hitmen: Reloaded (Series 2 title)
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 25th March 2020 on Sky One at 2am
Last new broadcast
Wednesday 13th October 2021 on Sky Comedy at 9:30pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Wednesday 20th October 2021 at 1:30am