Sky1 has released the first trailer for their three-part drama Fungus The Bogeyman, which is set to premiere this Christmas.
Based on the classic children’s book by Raymond Briggs, Fungus The Bogeyman follows the titular character, played by Timothy Spall, as he menaces and frightens those on the surface (known as dry-cleaners) as Bogeymen and have always done. Fungus and his son Mould must journey through the maze of life on the surface, while also discovering the highs and lows of their father and son relationship.
In addition to Timothy Spall, the cast also includes Victoria Wood (The Borrowers) as Eve, an earthy, eccentric “Dry Cleaner” living in the human inhabited town of Daventry; Marc Warren (The Musketeers) as Daryl Snow, a “dry-cleaner” who is unemployed and a little emasculated; Keeley Hawes (Line Of Duty) as Wendy Snow, Daryl’s wife; Joanna Scanlan (The Thick Of It) as Mildrew, Fungus’ beloved wife; and Paul Kaye (Game Of Thrones) as the ‘bogeyhunter’.
Set to air this Christmas, Sky’s adaptation will consist of three hour-long episodes, which are being penned by Tom MacRae. Fungus The Bogeyman is set up at Imaginarium Studios and Double Negative’s TV division DNeg TV. Ben Evans is set as the producer, while Chloe Sizer and Jonathan Cavendish will executive produce. The Hour and Downton Abbey helmer Catherine Morshead is attached to direct. Sky Vision will handle global sales.
Check out the trailer below: