Thursday, June 13, 2019

Hulu and Channel 4 Team on Comedy 'This Way Up' Starring Aisling Bea and Sharon Horgan

Hulu and Channel 4 have partnered on the original comedy series This Way Up starring Aisling Bea (Hard Sun) and Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe).

Bea stars as Aine, a whip-smart English-as-a-foreign language teacher trying to pull her life back together after a "teeny little" nervous breakdown, as her sister Shona (Horgan) worries, not only about her younger sibling, but also about her own life choices. The school where Aine teaches brings together a room full of characters also trying to find their own hope, direction and happiness in this messy world.

The comedy also stars Aasif Mandvi, Tobias Menzies, Indira Varma, Sorcha Cusack, Chris Geere, Kadiff Kirwan, Ricky Grover, Ekow Quartey, Pik-Sen Lim, Todor Jordanov, Jassem Mougari and Daniela Spataru.

Bea also created the comedy. She will executive produce with Horgan, Clelia Mountford, Gavin O'Grady and director Alex Winckler. Merman will produce in association with Hulu and Channel 4.