First Look trailer released for all new episodes of Bloods, dropping Thursday 1 September on Sky Comedy and NOW

Wednesday 17 August 2022

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Sky today releases the first look trailer for critically acclaimed paramedic comedy Bloods from Roughcut TV (Big Boys, Stath Lets Flats). Starring BAFTA nominated Samson Kayo (Our Flag Means Death) and Golden Globe nominated Jane Horrocks (Absolutely Fabulous), Bloods returns with 5 new episodes on 1 September on Sky Comedy and NOW.

In a special cameo guest appearance, former Doctor Who actor Peter Davison (Dr Who) is set to return to our screens in the newest instalment of the Sky Original Comedy. Donning the ‘doctor’ title once more, Davison makes a cameo appearance as a retired surgeon who comes to the aid of Bloods’ dysfunctional duo of paramedics; tough-acting Maleek (Kayo) and over-friendly divorcee Wendy (Horrocks).

In the latest instalment of episodes, we see Wendy and Maleek’s friendship blown apart when she accuses him of drinking on the job, Jo and Lawrence finally confront their complicated ‘situation’, (with hilarious results), and Gary and Kareshma go on quite the emotional rollercoaster.

Bloods returns on Thursday 1 September at 10pm on Sky Comedy and streaming service NOW. These brand-new episodes pick up with the eccentric paramedics of South Hill Ambulance Depot as they hilariously navigate their troubles, whether personal or medical.

The shows returning cast include; Lucy Punch (Motherland) as station boss Jo and Julian Barratt (Mighty Boosh) as Lawrence. Adrian Scarborough (Gavin and Stacey) and Aasiya Shah (Raised By Wolves) as Gary and Kareshma, Kevin Garry (Ted Lasso) and Sam Campbell (Melbourne International Comedy Festival Barry Award winner) as the glued-to-the-hip duo Darrell and Darryl. Katherine Kelly (Innocent, Liar) stars as the ambulance stations acting counsellor and Grace Fincham who plays Tash, Gary and Kareshma’s patient.

Bloods was commissioned by Jon Mountague, Director of Comedy, Sky Studios and Tilusha Ghelani, Commissioning Editor, Sky Studios, for Zai Bennett, Managing Director of Content, Sky UK. The series is produced by Roughcut TV in association with Sky Studios. Created by Samson Kayo and Nathan Byron, the show is produced by Debbie Pisani (Flack & Back to Life), and new writers include Patricia Alcock and Tom Melia. The executive producers for Roughcut are Ash Atalla (The Office, The IT Crowd) and Alex Smith (Trollied), Tilusha Ghelani is the Executive Producer for Sky Studios. Bloods is distributed by NBCUniversal Global Distribution on behalf of Sky Studios.

Previous Bloods episodes are available on Sky on demand and streaming service NOW

New Episodes are available for preview on Sky Media Village

For more information, please contact:

dominic.collett@sky.uk

molly.wyatt@sky.uk

Notes to editors.

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About Roughcut TV

Roughcut Television is one of the UK’s fastest growing independent production companies and one of the biggest producers of scripted comedy. The company is rapidly expanding into drama with script commissions for various broadcasters.

Established in 2007 by Ash Atalla and Tim Sealey, the company has been leading the comedy space with multi award-winning productions that include; three-time BAFTA award-winning STATH LETS FLATS (Channel 4), two-time BAFTA winning PEOPLE JUST DO NOTHING, CUCKOO (BBC3), TROLLIED (SKY1) and JERK (BBC3). Roughcut’s first feature - PEOPLE JUST DO NOTHING: BIG IN JAPAN was released in UK cinemas nationwide on 18th August. The first series of BLOODS, aired on Sky One in May 2021 and starred BAFTA-nominated Samson Kayo (Famalam, Timewasters) and Golden Globe-nominated Jane Horrocks (Absolutely Fabulous, Little Voice).

STATH LETS FLATS has completed filming on a third series for C4 and will air Autumn 2021, while series one aired on HBO MAX in the US to great acclaim in November 2020. JERK 2, starring Tim Renkow, Sharon Rooney, Rob Madin and Lorraine Bracco aired on BBC One and BBC Three in August. BIG BOYS, written and narrated by Jack Rookehas just wrapped filming this month for C4. SNEAKERHEAD (working title) – a three-parter for UKTV/DAVE is due to begin filming in London this winter. FOX is developing a US format of the show called BREN RENTS. Previous successes include TROLLIED for Sky One, which broke records as the highest-rated multichannel comedy launch in British TV history. Roughcut TV also made US-based multi-cam comedy I LIVE WITH MODELS (Comedy Central), HOSPITAL PEOPLE (BBC1), CARTERS GET RICH (SKY1) TOP COPPERS, a cop film spoof (BBC3) and WORLD’S CRAZIEST FOOLS (BBC3), starring Mr. T. In addition, Roughcut TV has made pilots for US formats of CUCKOO for NBC and PEOPLE JUST DO NOTHING for Amazon.

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