The Lovers | Preview (Sky Atlantic)
The Lovers follows Janet (Roisin Gallagher), a bad-tempered, hilarious, Belfast supermarket worker who couldn’t give a sh*t about anything much at all, including her life, and Seamus (Johnny Flynn) a handsome, self-centred, political broadcaster with what looks to be a perfect London life and a celebrity girlfriend.
So when Seamus unexpectedly drops into Janet’s world (literally over the wall and into her backyard) they instantly clash – and yet also find themselves inextricably drawn to each other…
Set in Belfast, this is a sexy, funny, fight-y love story about two people who appear to be utterly wrong for each other – yet may just be utterly right. Conleth Hill (Game of Thrones, Holding) is also in the series as Janet’s supermarket boss, Philip, and Alice Eve (Star Trek Into Darkness, She’s Out of My League) plays Frankie, Seamus’ girlfriend.
Liz Lewin & Manpreet Dosanjh, Executive Producers, Sky Studios: “We can’t wait to start filming The Lovers and see our two brilliant leads, Johnny and Roisin, bring our love-struck odd couple to life. David has written the most unique, funny and heart-warming scripts and we look forward to shooting against the iconic backdrops of Belfast and London.”
Roanna Benn and Rebecca de Souza, Executive Producers, Drama Republic, added: “We are so excited that David’s beautifully crafted, romantic and subversive story is being brought to life by such a brilliant team and cast - with the hugely talented Justin Martin at the helm.”
The Lovers begins Thursday 7th September on Sky Atlantic.