David Walliams to star in a Cinderella sequel | With Sian Gibson in the title role © BBC

David Walliams to star in a Cinderella sequel

With Sian Gibson in the title role

David Walliams and Sian Gibson are to star in a sequel to the Cinderella story for Sky One.

Cinderella: After Ever After – which also stars Celia Imrie and Sir Tom Courtenay – will take up the story after the  fairytale ends,

Cinderella (Gibson) has just married Prince Charming (Walliams), but has a rude awakening when she realises married life isn’t all it’s cracked up to be when you have an image-obsessed, floss-dancing, hip-hop rapping husband.

Walliams – whose production company King Bert is making the hour-long show – said: ‘We have assembled a magnificent cast and crew for this one-off family comedy film. It promises to be a real treat.’

And Sky comedy chief Jon Mountague added: ‘It’s a fairytale script and a fairytale cast. Christmas with a twist from the incomparable David Walliams.’

Cinderella: After Ever After is co-written by The Dawson Brothers, whose credits include Big School, That Mitchell & Webb Look and  Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway.

Filming is currently under way, and the show will  air this Christmas.

Courtenay plays The King and Imrie is Cinderella’s evil stepmother Madame Blackheart.

Production credits

Made by: King Bert Productions
Commissioned by: Zai Bennet and Jon Montague
Executive producers: Tilusha Ghelani for Sky and Jo Sargent for King Bert.

Published: 20 Jun 2019

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