Olivia Colman (Broadchurch), Ophelia Lovibond (No Strings Attached) Peter Serafinowicz (The Peter Serafinowicz Show), Lawry Lewin (Horrible Histories) and Brendan Patricks have joined the cast of Sky Atlantic’s upcoming comedy series Mr Sloane. They join previously announced cast member Nick Frost, who plays the titular character.
Colman has been cast as Mr Sloane’s wife Janet, who regularly appears to him in flashbacks and fantasies and remains a significant ‘other’ in Mr Sloane’s life; Lovibond as Robin, a free-spirited young American and prospective new love interest for Mr Sloane, following a chance encounter in his local ironmongers; Serafinowicz as Ross, one of Mr Sloane’s three childhood friends whom he meets every night in his local; Lewin as Ross, one of Mr Sloane’s three childhood friends whom he meets every night in his local; and Patricks as Reggie, the ladies’ man of the group.
Created by Robert B. Weide, Mr Sloane follows the character of the same name; a buttoned-down 1960’s man in crisis. Between his failed attempts at marriage, career success and even suicide, it’s fair to say that 1969 isn’t shaping up to be Watford-dweller Mr Sloane’s (Nick Frost) year. But with a potential job opportunity on the horizon and the phone number of a prospective new love interest following a chance encounter in his local hardware store, could Mr Sloane’s luck be about to change? The comedy series is a co-production between Weide’s Whyaduck Productions and comedy veterans Big Talk Productions, with Big Talk’s CEO Kenton Allen and series creator Robert B. Weide (who is also writing and directing all 6 episodes) serving as executive producers. BBC Worldwide is handling international distribution.