Monday, May 9, 2016

Crazy Face, new comedy horror series from the creator of Misfits

Casting has been announced for Crazy Face, a bold new comedy horror series from the BAFTA award-winning creator of ‘Misfits’ Howard Overman, which begins filming this week in Bristol.

Filled with Overman’s dark humour and unexpected twists, Crazy Face is described as a funny, gripping series about friendship, love and facing your demons that follows the angst and exorcisms of an unlikely duo of demon hunters.

26 year old Cara Theobold stars as Amy, an unlikely demon-hunter who works in a bowling alley and never really imagined herself battling the legions of hell. When people die most go quietly into the night. But some have unfinished business: scores to settle, blood to spill, axes to plant in people's heads...These tormented souls work through their issues by possessing the living. Most of the time they walk freely amongst us, unseen by all but a special few and Amy is one of those few.

Cara (represented by Curtis Brown), who trained at Guildhall, played  Ivy in Downton Abbey,  and went on to star as Ellen, in Jonny Sweet's BBC comedy Together, as well as playing the female lead in ITV's Harry Price : Ghost Hunter.

Susan Wokoma plays fellow demon hunter Raquel. Armed with Wikipedia and a baton she bought on e-bay, Raquel's a self-made demon hunter with a whole lot of baggage and an impressive lack of social skills. 28 year old Susan (represented by Scott Marshall), who trained at RADA,  was most recently seen playing Tracey's oddball sister Cynthia in the award-winning E4 comedy, Chewing Gum.

An unlikely friendship is born as Amy and Raquel attempt to navigate their way through the choppy waters of their early twenties whilst simultaneously kicking the ass of some seriously gnarly demons. What could possibly go wrong?

Crazy Face also stars Riann Steele as Amy’s best friend Suzanne; Lewis Reeves as her workmate-with-a-massive crush Jake; Arinze Kene as Raquel’s level-headed older brother Tyler, with Tony Curran as the sinister Callum.

Piers Wenger, Channel 4 Head of Drama says: “Howard has been responsible for defining drama on E4 and with Crazy Face he’s proved himself to be on thrilling, anarchic and utterly rude form. We are delighted to welcome him back to the channel and to work with our partners at Urban Myth Films and Netflix to realise the ambition of this bold and brilliant series.”

Crazy Face is produced by Urban Myth Films for Channel 4 in association with Netflix. Crazy Face will be broadcast in the UK exclusively on E4, with Netflix streaming the series globally following E4’s UK premiere.

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