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Thursday, 27 June 2013

Sky Atlantic to show new Stephen Merchant comedy and Series 2 of Veep

Sky Atlantic HD today announces plans to debut Stephen Merchant’s brand new sitcom HELLO LADIES and the second series of Armando Iannucci’s VEEP on the channel and on the move with Sky Go this Autumn.

HELLO LADIES stars multi-award winning British comedy writer and performer Stephen Merchant (The Office, Extras, Life’s Too Short) as a gawky Englishman searching for the woman of his dreams in Los Angeles. Half as charming – and twice as desperate – as he thinks he is, he’s obsessed with infiltrating the glamorous world of beautiful people, who won’t let him in.

Also premiering on the channel this Autumn is the second season of Armando Iannucci’s Emmy®-nominated comedy VEEP. Taking a sharp, satirical look at the insular world of Washington politics, VEEP stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus in her Emmy®-winning role as Vice President Selina Meyer. The returning ensemble cast of the show includes Tony Hale (Arrested Development), Anna Chlumsky (In The Loop), Matt Walsh (Outsourced), Reid Scott (My Boys), Timothy Simons (Days Together) and Sufe Bradshaw (Overnight). Guest stars confirmed for this series include Sally Phillips (Smack The Pony)  and Kevin Dunn (Luck).

VEEP was created by Armando Iannucci, who also writes and directs several episodes this series. Fellow directors for this series include Chris Morris (Four Lions), Tim Kirkby (Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle), Becky Martin (Peep Show) and Chris Addison (The Thick Of It); while writers include Iannucci’s fellow The Thick Of It writers Simon Blackwell, Tony Roche, Sean Gray, Roger Drew, Ian Martin and Will Smith.

              Hello Ladies and Veep are to be shown on Sky Atlantic this Autumn.

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