Hunderby (2012)

Actors running towards the camera on botany bay beach, white cliffs behind

Hunderby © Sky Atlantic HD

Executive produced by: Henry Normal, Armando Iannucci and Lindsay Hughes

Produced by: John Rushton

Starring: Julia Davis, Alex MacQueen, Alexandra Roach, Rosie Cavaliero, Rufus Jones, Alexander Armstrong, Rebekah Staton, Kevin Eldon, Jane Stanness and Ben Bishop  

Production company: Baby Cow Productions

Kent Locations Used: Botany Bay, Thanet

This new seven-part dark comedy series is written by and starring Julia Davis, best known for her creation of award winning BBC series, Nighty Night. Set in the 19th century, it follows the story of a shipwreck survivor, Helene, who is washed ashore near a small English village where she meets and marries a widowed pastor. However her new husband’s housekeeper is trying to drive a wedge between them and it appears that Helene is hiding some dark secrets. Expect comedy, chaos and twists and turns!

Hunderby dives into a world of repression and morals, depicting tales of love affairs and relationship rifts and is a must see for comedy fans! According to Lucy Lumsden, the Head of Comedy for Sky, Davis’ “sick and twisted sense of humour has found its natural home,” promising great things for the upcoming series.  

Helene being rescued in the arms of a man from the shipwreck on a sandy beach

Helene being rescued from the shipwreck © Sky Atlantic HD

Expect many famous faces including Julia Davis herself who plays Dorothy the housekeeper, Alex MacQueen (The Inbetweeners), Alexandra Roach (The Iron Lady), Rosie Cavaliero (Spy), Rufus Jones (Holy Flying Circus), Alexander Armstrong (The Armstrong & Miller Show), Rebekah Staton (Spy), Kevin Eldon (This Is Jinsy), Jane Stanness (Nighty Night), and Ben Bishop (Whitechapel).

Earlier this year, the cast and crew of Hunderby came to Botany Bay in Thanet to make the most of the quiet stretches of sandy beach and picturesque white cliffs which served as a beautiful backdrop for the shipwreck scenes in the period drama. Botany Bay has proved a popular filming location, having also been used for upcoming Bollywood film Thaandavam (2012) and The Fixer (2008), to name a few.

Don’t miss Hunderby which premiers on Monday 27th August 2012 at 22:00 on Sky Atlantic. 

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