Romesh Ranganathan and Katherine Ryan in new 'Rom'com | New comedy-thriller for Sky © Sky Studios/Ranga Bee

Romesh Ranganathan and Katherine Ryan in new 'Rom'com

New comedy-thriller for Sky

Katherine Ryan and Romesh Ranganathan are to star in a rom-com thriller for Sky. 

Above is the first picture from Romantic Getaway. in which they play a couple who are desperate for a baby, but  run out of money to fund any more IVF treatment. So they decide to 'borrow' the £50k they need from their rich boss Alfie, who they discover is illegally creaming off money from the company.

Except that, on a whim, Ranganathan's character Deacon secretly adds an extra nought to the transfer… and Allison (Ryan) is secretly starting to doubt whether she wants a baby after all. 

Over six episodes, their web of lies kicks off a downward spiral into the criminal underworld of suburban Britain. 

The show – described as a modern Bonnie and Clyde story mixing classic romantic comedy moments with high octane, thrilling set-pieces –  was penned by Ranganathan and co-writer Ben Green.

The pair also wrote  the forthcoming BBC comedy Avoidance, in which Ranganathan plays a father with avoidance issues trying to change for his son, starring alongside Jessica Knappett, Mandeep Dhillon and Lisa McGrillis.

Romantic Getaway is produced by the comedian's company Ranga Bee and Sky Studios. It is directed by Shaun Wilson and produced by Caroline Norris.

It was one of more than 200 Sky Original shows announced at the broadcaster's Up Next 2022 event at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, in London today, hosted by Claudia Winkleman.

Published: 17 May 2022

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