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Actor Peter Capaldi is to director a new comedy-drama pilot, titled They F**k You Up, for Sky. Tod Production is behind the project, which was originally pitched to the BBC with the title Real Children.

Based on Sarah Naish's memoir But He Looks So Normal: A Bad-Tempered Parenting Guide for Adopters and Foster Parents, They F**k You Up is currently a non-TX pilot, which will reportedly film next year.

The series is written and adapted by Thomas Eccleshare, who told Deadline it will be a "funny, honest and caustic" look at parenting.

He continued to Deadline: "She's sort of like the best mother in the world and the worst mother in the world. She will leave her kids on the side of the motorway to make their own way home but also fully support them through their quite extreme difficulties."

More details will be revealed in due course. Source: Deadline


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