Sky sets air date for Sarah Kendall's Frayed | 1980s-set comedy launches next month

Sky sets air date for Sarah Kendall's Frayed

1980s-set comedy launches next month

Sky One has announced that Sarah Kendall’s new comedy Frayed is to launch on September 26.

She wrote and stars in the series about Simone, an Australian woman living the perfect life in a London mansion in 1988. But when her husband has a fatal heart attack in a disastrous session with a prostitute, the true state of their finances is revealed. Simone is broke, homeless and a social outcast, and forced to flee back to her family home in Newcastle, Australia.

The six-part series also stars Philomena Cunk’s Diane Morgan and Peep Show’s Robert Webb..

Kendall said: ‘I just wanted to visit my family in Newcastle but I ended up shooting a six-part comedy here for Sky and [Australian boradcaster] ABC. I’m incredibly excited to be given this opportunity. And I also love free flights.’

Sky’s head of comedy Jon Mountague added: ‘We can all relate in some way to complex family drama, which is at the heart of this ingeniously written comedy. Sarah Kendall is an exceptional lead and I’m excited to add Frayed to Sky’s line-up of original British comedy in 2019.’

The show will also be available on the catch-up service Now TV. A preview clip was released late last year:

Published: 19 Aug 2019

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