New comedy Brassic coming to Sky

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By Matt Lovett | 22 Aug 2018 at 11:41am

Big cast to star in Brassic TV show

Brassic will be co-created by Joe Gilgun (This Is England, Misfits) and written by BAFTA-winning writer Danny Brocklehurst. The series will star Gilgun himself, Michelle Keegan (Our Girl), Ryan Sampson (Plebs), Damien Molony (Ripper Street), Tim Key and Ruth Sheen among others.

Sky Brassic Cast
Credit: Sky

What can we expect to see?

In case you’re wondering, Brassic means “Broke, penniless, without means, boracic lint – skint, on the bones of yer arse.” So you can get an idea straightaway on the kind of backdrop we’ll see. The show will be based on Gilgun’s own experiences, while surrounding a group of working-class friends finding unconventional ways to win at life in northern suburbia.

Vinnie (Gilgun), a Lancashire lad with bipolar disorder and his razor-smart best mate Dylan (Molony), are inseparable and utterly co-dependant. In fact they’ve hardly spent a day apart since birth. However Dylan’s girlfriend Erin (Keegan) might just shake things up for good when she plans to leave town and start a new life for herself and son, Tyler.

Dylan is now faced with the impossible decision between a fresh start with the love of his life or staying behind with his inseparable gang of mates that he can’t live without. The gang includes: Cardi (Tom Hanson), champion kebab eater and total liability; Ash (Aaron Heffernan), the son of a family of fighting Travellers whose fists can get them out of most kinds of trouble; Tommo (Ryan Sampson), the most sexually liberated man in Britain who doesn’t care what people think; and JJ (Parth Thakerar), a sharp entrepreneur who runs a garage (with a lucrative sideline in stolen cars). Gilgun told sky:

I’m truly humbled by the opportunity. We’ve got an amazing team of creators and watching it all take form has been very moving. Bipolar is a big part of my life. We want to show that you can have mental health issues and in some cases live a productive, exciting life, full of adventure.”

Veering between hilarious comedy and heartfelt emotion, Brassic is about irreplaceable, lifelong friends, loyalty and the things that come between them.

When does Brassic air?

Production on the show started in September 2018 and we hope to see it on our screens as soon as possible it will hit our screens in August 2019 on Sky One and NOW TV!


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