Sky One has released a first look image of Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc from their upcoming comedy series Hitmen, which is set to premiere in 2020.
Hitmen follows two best friends trying to make their way in the world with only each other to rely on. They also just happen to kill people for a living. Having stumbled into a career in contract killing, misfits Fran (Perkins) and Jamie (Giedroyc) are not your typical killers for hire. Working out of their scruffy van, each episode follows the hapless duo as they try to carry out their latest hit, inevitably derailed by incompetence, bickering, and inane antics. As each hit goes south, our (anti)heroes are thrown into one bizarre misadventure after another, each full of oddball characters and unexpected dilemmas.
Across the series, as the mishaps – and bodies – rack up, Fran and Jamie’s friendship is put through the wringer: while affable goof Jamie seems content to spend her days hanging out with her best mate, the more sensitive Fran starts to question whether it’s really the life she wants. Will their friendship survive their trials and tribulations? More to the point, as the jobs get increasingly dangerous, will they even survive? The comedy series is being produced by Tiger Aspect Productions and hails from writers Joe Parham and Joe Markham. Arnold Widdowson is the series producer. The executive producers are Myfanwy Moore and Siobhan Bachman.
“We are thrilled to have Mel and Sue back on our screens, in their first ever scripted comedy series. We have a brilliant cast, featuring many well-known faces, in a number of unexpected and potentially life-threatening circumstances that Fran and Jamie find themselves in along the way”, said Morwenna Gordon, Commissioning Editor for Sky Comedy. “Joe Parham and Joe Markham have created a world that’s ruthless, funny and heart-warming all at the same time. The series joins a host of fantastic Sky original comedies we have coming to Sky One next year which we can’t wait for our audience to enjoy.”
Check out the first look image below: