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Sky to broadcast paramedic comedy series Bloods

Thursday 13th February 2020, 9:02am

Bloods. Image shows from L to R: Wendy (Jane Horrocks), Maleek (Samson Kayo). Copyright: Roughcut Television.

Sky One has ordered Bloods, a comedy about paramedics starring Samson Kayo and Jane Horrocks.

The six-part series follows a Comedy Shorts pilot that was broadcast in October 2018.

Focusing on paramedics manning an ambulance in south London, the comedy sees tough-acting loner Maleek paired with over-friendly Northern divorcee Wendy.

Sky says: "Their partnership looks dead on arrival but pretty soon they're giving each other life support.

"An ensemble comedy, set within the fast-paced, never-ending rush of 999 call outs, Bloods charts Maleek and Wendy's struggle to gain the respect of their fellow paramedics."

Jane Horrocks says: "I am very much looking forward to working on Bloods and being paired with the extremely funny Samson Kayo. I know nothing of the world of paramedics, but maybe I need to overcome my fear of blood before I start."

Created by Samson Kayo and Nathan Bryon, the series has been written by Bryon and Paul Doolan.

Kayo says: "I'm super excited to show the world Bloods especially because I almost became a paramedic. Lucky for the NHS, I chose to play the character instead! I'm looking forward to hopefully bringing a bag of laughs to Sky with the lovely team at Roughcut who have some quality comedies under their belt!"

Bloods will be shown on Sky One later in 2020.

This news was announced at a showcase in London, which also revealed a number of other new Sky comedies. The TV network is set to release 80 original comedy and drama titles across 2020, an increase of 25% from last year.


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