Welcome to Hunderby, the latest creation from the queen of black comedy Julia Davis, which has been commissioned for Sky Atlantic.
The seven-part series is set in the 1800s and follows a puritanical pastor who falls in love with a shipwreck survivor with a dubious past.
Alongside the supporting cast of hunchbacks, fiends and wastrels, Davis stars as the pastor’s housekeeper, obsessed with her employer’s dead first wife.
‘The genius of Julia Davis comes to Sky Atlantic HD’, said Lucy Lumsden, Head of Comedy for Sky. ‘Her sick and twisted sense of humour has found its natural home and we can’t wait to unleash it onto our customers later this year.’
Hunderby is Julia Davis’s first series since the award-winning Nighty Night and will air on Sky Atlantic in summer 2012. Along with Kathy Burke’s Walking and Talking, it forms a raft of new comedy heading to the channel this year.
The series is a Baby Cow Production and will be executive produced by Henry Normal, Armando Iannucci and Lindsay Hughes, and produced by John Rushton.
Hunderby airs Summer 2012