Sky Atlantic Picks Up UK Rights To ‘The Comeback’

ComebackValerie Cherish’s Comeback is heading to Sky Atlantic.

The channel has picked up the UK rights to the 8 episode second season of HBO’s comedy series The Comeback, TVWise has learned.

The Comeback was created by Lisa Kudrow and Michael Patrick King and stars Friends alum Kudrow as the embattled Valerie Cherish, a fading TV “It Girl” who was once so desperate to stay in the spotlight that she allowed cameras to follow her every move as she appeared on a new sitcom – with disastrous results.

The show aired one season in 2005, before it was unexpectedly cancelled by HBO. The network, however, reversed course earlier this year, when word leaked out that they were considering bringing the show back for a new run of episodes. HBO confirmed those plans in May, when they picked up a further 8 episodes as a limited series, which if successful could lead to a potential third season.

The second season of The Comeback is set 10 years after the first and sees Valerie hiring a student film crew to shoot footage that she hopes will get the attention of Bravo, and put her back on the map. When she discovers her former nemesis Paulie G. (Lance Barber), who’s fresh out of rehab, has a new HBO show called “Seeing Red,” based on his experiences working with her, an irate Valerie crashes the HBO offices crying defamation – but ends up getting the role that’s based on herself.

In addition to The Comeback, Sky Atlantic has also picked up the UK rights to the new seasons of Looking, Girls, Veep and Silicon Valley. The second seasons of The Comeback & Looking and the fourth season of Girls will premiere on the channel in early 2015, while the fourth season of Veep and the second season of Silicon Valley will follow later in the year.

Watch HBO’s trailer for the new season of The Comeback below: