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


  • TV sitcom
  • Sky Comedy / Sky One
  • 2020 - 2021
  • 12 episodes (2 series)

Sitcom starring Mel & Sue as professional assassins. Also features Sue Perkins, Mel Giedroyc, Katherine Parkinson, Asim Chaudhry and Tonya Cornelisse

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Mel & Sue sitcom Hitmen to return for Series 2

Hitmen, the sitcom starring Mel & Sue, is set to return for a second series.

British Comedy Guide, 20th August 2020

Hitmen: TV review

A sketch-comedy conceit that's just funny enough.

Inkoo Kang, Hollywood Reporter, 4th August 2020

How Mel and Sue made a hit out of Hitmen

If you think Mel and Sue are a lovely pair who wouldn't hurt a fly, wait until you see Hitmen, the new original comedy series from Sky. It shouldn't work - but it so does. In association with Sky.

Bruce Dessau, The Sun, 27th April 2020

Hitmen, Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins's first scripted comedy, has a dreadful premise: two gauche assassins, bitching and bonding in their van while various hooded bodies thrash about in handcuffs before meeting - or possibly not, dependent on whim - a canal-based doom. It could have been done very, very badly. It's done pretty damned well: that chemistry, of course, but also many decent gags.

Euan Ferguson, The Observer, 29th March 2020

TV review: Hitmen, series 1 episode 1

They might not be that well known for their acting skills but both Mel and Sue convince in roles which aren't of the type they normally take on, the rest of the cast are damn superb, and it's a sitcom that not only has a very strong first episode but also which shows a great deal of potential too.

Alex Finch, Comedy To Watch, 27th March 2020

Hitmen review

Mel and Sue as hired killers was a hit with me.

Carol Midgley, The Times, 26th March 2020

Hitmen review

While Hitmen isn't perfect, the likability of its stars, the intrigue of their situation and the unpredictability of the oddballs that come into their orbit make offer intriguing possibilities.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 25th March 2020

Hitmen review

Killing people - is it funny? Not just now, when the news is filled with a rising death toll, but ever? I was racking my brain on that one as I gritted my teeth through the painful opening episode of Hitmen, in which Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc set out to show they can still cut it in comedy after veering off into presenting travelogues and the like.

Keith Watson, Metro, 25th March 2020

Review: Hitmen has perfect casting, but comedy misses

Sure, it's not un-funny. It's an enjoyable half hour. But I wanted so much more.

Emma Bullimore, Radio Times, 25th March 2020

Hitmen review

The well-loved duo Mel and Sue bring much-needed laughter as incompetent assassins in this slightly plotted but enjoyable sitcom.

Lucy Mangan, The Guardian, 25th March 2020

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