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). 

A link to the first look trailer can be found here: https://youtu.be/hL4QkHFTQh0 

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: We are 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 storylines.”

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. 

Both series 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 International. 

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For more information please contact: 

Sky 

Amy Whittow amy.whittow@premiercomms.com / 07702 717 547 

Callum Clark callum.clark@premiercomms.com  / 07523 464 055 

Endemol Shine Group 

Alex Dyche Alex.Dyche@endemolshinegroup.com / 07889 634 656 

Notes to editors 

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Kudos, part of the Endemol Shine Group, is a multi-award winning production company specialising in scripted content. Recent credits include Troy: Fall of a City (BBC1 / Netflix), Gunpowder (BBC1), Tin Star (Sky Atlantic / Amazon), The Tunnel – Vengeance (Sky Atlantic), Apple Tree Yard (BBC1), Broadchurch (ITV), Humans (Channel 4 / AMC), The Boy With The Top Knot (BBC2), Man In An Orange Shirt (BBC2), Flowers (Channel 4), Grantchester (ITV/PBS), River (BBC1/Netflix) and International Emmy winner Capital (BBC1). 

About Endemol Shine Group 

Endemol Shine Group is a global content powerhouse creating world class content for all platforms. As a producer and distributor, Endemol Shine Group works on a unique local and global axis comprising of more than 100 companies in over 20 markets.

The company is the world’s largest independent producer and traveller of formats with 43 being adapted outside their own market in 2016. Global hits include many non-scripted formats such as Masterchef, Big Brother, Your Face Sounds Familiar, Fear Factor and Hunted.

The drama portfolio boasts worldwide blockbusters such as Black Mirror and Peaky Blinders which have each sold in 100 or more markets. Endemol Shine Group is also behind Sweden’s critically acclaimed hit Bron/The Bridge which has been successfully adapted for different local regions.

Delivering 700 productions in over 50 languages, the Group’s portfolio enthrals and inspires across scripted and non-scripted genres; coupled with digital, gaming, brands and licensing and distribution operations.