The Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc fronted comedy Hitmen will premiere on Sky One and NOW TV on Wednesday March 25th at 10pm with a double-bill, it has been announced.
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.
Check out the trailer below:
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