E4 has handed a broadcast pilot order to ALT, a new drama-comedy project which hails from Jamie Mathieson, Ben Caron and independent production company Mammoth Screen, TVWise has learned.
Penned by Mathieson, ALT follows Danny, 24-year-old pragmatic everyman who’s about to move in with his girlfriend Suzy; and Milo, Danny’s stoner and waster ex-best friend Milo. Suddenly finding themselves transported to a parallel universe where they encounter different versions of themselves, the pair soon realise dangerous assassins seem intent on hunting them down and killing them. With Danny desperate to get back to his own Suzy before it’s too late and he loses her forever, they embark on a series of darkly comic and dangerous adventures in an effort to get back home. The pilot is being produced by Mammoth Screen and stars Gethin Anthony (Game of Thrones), Roxanne McKee (Game of Thrones), Craig Roberts (Submarine), Jason Flemyng (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels) and Arsher Ali (Four Lions). Ben Caron is attached to direct. The executive producers are Rebecca Keane, Preethi Mavahalli and Damien Timmer.
“ALT is a mind-bendingly funny pilot for E4 from the pen of Jamie Mathieson and directed by the brilliant Ben Caron”, said Channel 4’s Deputy Head of Drama Beth Willis, who commissioned the pilot. “Milo and Danny are wonderful and useless and loveable. Expect the unexpected – and lots of laughs.”
While Damien Timmer, Joint Managing Director of Mammoth Screen, added: “We’re so pleased to bring Jamie’s hugely inventive and hilarious world to life, and are lucky to have such an incredibly talented creative team and cast – all of whom have given us a bold new show full of fun, wit and adventure.”