Newcomer Gemma Fay has been cast as the lead in Sky Living’s upcoming hour-long drama pilot Rubenesque, TVWise has learned.
Created and directed by Annie Griffin, Rubenesque follows Shona (Gemma Fay), a football referee whose life takes an interesting turn when, despite a lack enthusiasm for anything other than sport, she finds herself working as plus-size model. The drama is being produced by Kudos Film & Television and Pirate Productions with Jemma Rodgers and Jane Featherstone serving as executive producers.
Also cast in the drama is Freema Agyeman (The Carrie Diaries), Daniela Nardini (This Life) and Gabriel Quigley (Him & Her). Rubenesque is one of five pilots which form part of the channel’s Drama Matters (formerly known as Reckless), a strand that is being used to pilot potential new drama series’ as part of BSkyB’s pledge to invest £600 million in original commissions by 2014.