Monday, January 20, 2014

New E4 comedy drama pilot ALT

Craig Roberts and Gethin Anthony star in ALT, a new 60-minute pilot for E4, written by Jamie Mathieson (Being Human) and directed by Ben Caron (My Mad Fat Diary).

Gethin Anthony (represented by United Agents) plays 24 year old Danny who finds himself transported to a parallel universe. Gethin studied English Literature at Oxford University before training at LAMDA. He starred as Renly in Game of Thrones.

22 year old Craig Roberts plays Danny's stoner and waster ex-best friend Milo. Craig (represented by Curtis Brown) started out in children's TV but has worked constantly since his breakout role in Submarine.

Imagine: that mate you dumped months ago because he's a tool, rings you out of the blue and asks for help. You go round and he's tripping. Banging on about parallel worlds and killers with swords and you're not really listening to be honest. 
And the next thing you know the world's changed. Literally changed. Your girlfriend, who was kind of the love of your life, no longer even recognises you. Dead relatives are suddenly alive again. And someone who looks just like you is living your life. Badly.

The dangerous assassins intent on hunting them down are played by Jason Flemyng (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, X Men: First Class) and Arsher Ali (Four Lions). With Danny desperate to get back to his girlfriend Suzy (played by Roxanne McKee) before it’s too late and he loses her forever, he and Milo embark on a series of darkly comic and dangerous adventures in an effort to get back home.

Commissioner Beth Willis describes ALT as "a mind-bendingly funny pilot for E4 from the pen of Jamie Mathieson and directed by the brilliant Ben Caron. Milo and Danny are wonderful and useless and loveable. Expect the unexpected - and lots of laughs."

The cast also includes Ukweli Roach as Pete, and Chanel Cresswell (This is England) as Cat, and was cast  by Catherine Willis.

Produced by Mammoth Screen, ALT started shooting this month and is expected to air on E4 in Spring 2014.

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