Jack Whitehall becomes an action hero | Bounty Hunters for Sky 1

Jack Whitehall becomes an action hero

Bounty Hunters for Sky 1

Jack Whitehall is to become an action hero in a  new Sky 1 comedy, Bounty Hunters. 

He will star as a ‘posh uptight Brit’ – of course – called Barnaby Walker, alongside Oscar nominee Rosie Perez.

Barnaby is sorting out his family’s cash-strapped antiques business after his father is hospitalised following a mysterious accident. However, when he unwittingly buys a blood antiquity looted from the war-torn Middle East, he sets off a chain of events that nothing could prepare him for. 

Cue help in the shape of tough New Yorker and bounty hunter Rita Morales (Perez), who is on the run, having killed a member of a Mexican cartel.  As the dynamic duo team up viewers will be taken on a comedy journey stretching from New York to London to Mexico.

The show, which will air later this year, is written by Jack Whitehall and Freddy Syborn, who co-wrote Bad Education, and directed by Will Sinclair, who previously worked on Poldark.

Whitehall said: ‘We are very excited to be about to start production on Bounty Hunters for Sky 1. It's a really ambitious show which brings together my and Freddy Syborn's love of comedy and action movies, so we really hope we can pull it off. 

‘But mostly I'm excited about Rosie Perez joining us. She is an amazing actress, and I can't wait to see the Queen of Brooklyn pacing the mean streets of Wimbledon.’

Adam MacDonald, director of Sky 1, said: ‘With the unveiling of Bounty Hunters and its incredible cast, we’re set for an exciting series full of thrills, spills and laughter.’

Bounty Hunters was commissioned by Adam MacDonald and Jon Mountague, Sky’s head of comedy. It will be executive produced by Ben Cavey, who previously worked on Bad Education, Benidorm, Psychobitches and Grandma's House, and produced by Pippa Brown for Cave Bear Productions.

Published: 9 Feb 2017

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