Steve Pemberton Joins Cast of Sky One's Hit Comedy Bounty Hunters
Steve Pemberton (The League of Gentlemen, Happy Valley) joins the all-star cast in the second series of Sky original production Bounty Hunters, written by writing duo Freddy Syborn and Jack Whitehall (Bad Education) and produced by Tiger Aspect.
Series two of the Sky One comedy thriller from writing team Jack Whitehall and Freddy Syborn will see Barnaby Walker (Jack Whitehall) and Nina Morales (Rosie Perez) return with a bang ready for more adventures and scrapes in the second instalment of this hit show.
The five-part drama which was filmed in Spain and in the UK, is scheduled to air weekly from 14 March 2019 exclusively on Sky One and TV streaming service NOW TV in the UK and Ireland.
Steve Pemberton joins the stellar cast as Colin
McQueen, a history
teacher at Eton College whose interests lie more in the ‘specialist’ end of the
antiques market which had previously brought him into contact with Nigel Walker
(Robert Lindsay). Now, with the freewheeling Nigel dead, Colin wants to get his
hands on that final, elusive piece of art and Nigel’s son, Barnaby, might be
the man to help him.
Steve Pemberton said: “It
was a thrill to be asked by Jack and Freddy to play a sinister private-school
teacher with an unhealthy interest in Nazi memorabilia - frankly they had me at
‘sinister’ - and it proved a peach of a role which I devoured (apart from the
stone, that would be unhealthy).
The first series, which launched in 2017 to an
audience of 1.38 million, became Sky One’s biggest sitcom launch for six years.
Series one, which is currently available to watch On Demand on Sky and NOW TV,
ended with Barnaby (Jack Whitehall) and
Nina (Rosie Perez) restraining Angel (Christian Ochoa) and abducting him,
whilst Leah Walker (Charity Wakefield), ended up in her own predicament as she
found herself locked up in a Mexican prison.
Bounty Hunters writers
Freddy Syborn and Jack Whitehall said:
thrilled to be given an opportunity to delve deeper into the characters we had
such fun with in series one. The second series of Bounty Hunters allows us to
build on the characters and also gives the audience a glimpse into other
Bounty Hunters is produced by Tiger Aspect, the
makers of The Other One, Man Like Mobeen and Jack Whitehall: Travels With My
Father and part of The Endemol Shine Group. Executive producers are Pippa Brown
and Ben Cavey. The series is written by Freddy Syborn and Jack Whitehall with Jeremy
Dyson and Keith Akushie joining the writing team for series two.
of Bounty Hunters have been commissioned for Sky by Commissioning Editor
Morwenna Gordon and director of programmes for Sky entertainment UK &
Ireland Zai Bennett and are internationally distributed by Endemol Shine
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