The 8 episode first season of Family Tree, which is a co-production with US premium cable network HBO, will premiere on BBC Two on Tuesday July 16th at 10pm, it has been announced.
Created by Christopher Guest and Jim Piddock, Family Tree follows 30-year-old Tom Chadwick who, having recently lost his job and his girlfriend, has a rather unsure sense of his own identity. But when he inherits a mysterious box of belongings from a great aunt he never met, Tom starts investigating his lineage and uncovers a whole world of unusual stories and characters, acquiring a growing sense of who he and his real family are. The comedy series is a Lucky Giant/HBO co-production in association with NBCUniversal & the BBC and stars Chris O’Dowd, Tom Bennett and Nina Conti. Family Tree also features appearances by Carrie Aizley, Bob Balaban, Ed Begley, Jr., Maria Blasucci, Matt Griesser, Christopher Guest, Don Lake, Michael McKean, Lisa Palfrey, Jim Piddock, Kevin Pollak, Amy Seimetz, Meera Syal, Ashley Walters and Fred Willard.
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