Trying. Image shows from L to R: Nikki Newman (Esther Smith), Jason Ross (Rafe Spall)
Trying

Trying

  • TV sitcom
  • Apple TV+
  • 2020 - 2021
  • 16 episodes (2 series)

Comedy about a young couple planning to adopt a baby. Stars Rafe Spall, Esther Smith, Imelda Staunton, Darren Boyd, Phil Davis and more.

  • Due to return for Series 3
  1. 8th September via British Comedy Guide: Comedies in the running for Edinburgh TV Festival Awards 2021
Trying. Image shows from L to R: Nikki Newman (Esther Smith), Jason Ross (Rafe Spall). Copyright: Apple TV+

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2020 - 2021
Channels
Apple TV+
Episodes
16 (2 series)
Stars
Rafe Spall, Esther Smith, Imelda Staunton, Darren Boyd, Phil Davis, Ophelia Lovibond, Oliver Chris, Paula Wilcox and more
Writers
Andy Wolton, Sophie Williams and Izzy Mant
Directors
Jim O'Hanlon, Tim Mannion and Sam Smith
Producers
Chris Sussman, Emma Lawson, Sam Pinnell, Andy Wolton, Jim O'Hanlon, Josh Cole, Joel Stokes, Tim Mannion and Georgia Collins
Companies

All Jason and Nikki want is a baby. But it's the one thing they just can't have.

How are they going to fill the next 50 years if they can't start a family? After ruling out every other option, call centre worker Nikki and English-as-a-foreign-language teacher Jason decide to adopt and are confronted by a world of bewildering new challenges. With their dysfunctional friends, screwball family, and chaotic lives, will the adoption panel agree that they're ready to be parents?

Starring Rafe Spall and Esther Smith, Trying is a comedy series about growing up, settling down and finding someone to love.

Additional details

Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 1st May 2020 on Apple TV+
Last new broadcast
Friday 2nd July 2021 on Apple TV+

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