Cutting out the Bad Sugar | C4 series dropped as team are too busy © C4

Cutting out the Bad Sugar

C4 series dropped as team are too busy

Channel 4 has dropped plans for a full series of Bad Sugar as the cast and writers are too busy.

Six episodes of the spoof glitzy soap, written by Peep Show and Fresh Meat creators Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong, was commissioned on the back of a pilot that aired during the channel’s Funny Fortnight last August.

But the broadcaster’s head of comedy, Phil Clarke, told trade magazine Broadcast: ‘In the end, it proved impossible to bring all the talent - writing and performing - together at the same time for a series.’

The cast included Olivia Colman, who has been much in demand since the breakout success of ITV’s Broadchurch, Sharon Horgan, who is busy in the States, and Peter Serafinowicz, about to make his directorial debut, as well as Julia Davis and Reece Shearsmith.

Published: 22 Jul 2013

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