Lily Allen and Freema Agyeman to co-star in Dreamland
Lily Allen and Freema Agyeman are starring in 'Dreamland'.
The 37-year-old singer and the 43-year-old actress have teamed up to co-star as sisters in Sky's new comedy, based on a BAFTA-winning short about a woman attending the baby shower of her heavily pregnant sister in Margate, with news of her own yet to reveal.
Freeman plays Trish, who is pregnant for the third time with her partner Spence (Kiell Smith- Bynoe) while Lily plays Mel, her sister, who makes an unexpected reappearance back into the family’s lives.
This is Lily's first TV role, while Freema has starred in 'Doctor Who' and 'New Amsterdam'.
The six-part series is produced by Sharon Horgan and Clelia Mountford’s production company Merman, in association with Sky Studios.
Freeman shared the news on Instagram and wrote: "Oh I do like to be beside the seaside… Margate massive babes. Come watch me and @lilyallen play-out in the sunshine in Dreamland! All new dark comedic exploration of dysfunctional family dynamics! Gonna be a ride! #DREAMLAND."
And Lily wrote: "It's new, it's set in Margate, it's giving seaside realness. Here is your first look at me and Freema Agyeman in Dreamland, a brand-new Sky Original comedy. @mermantvfilm @skytv @nowtv."
A message on Merman's website states: "Based on Sky’s 2018 BAFTA-winning short of the same name, which was written by Sharon Horgan and produced by Merman, Dreamland is a comedy-drama about secrets, lies, loves and aspirations within a family of four sisters. Set in the sun-drenched British seaside town of Margate, it is a dark comedic exploration of multi-generational female relationships, and their (somewhat dysfunctional) family dynamics.
Eldest sister Trish is pregnant for the third time with her partner Spence. And this time, she’s decided: it’s going to be a girl. Her two sisters Clare and Leila rally around her with their mum and their Margate-legend nan “manifesting” a little girl at Trish’s ‘mani-festival’., But when their other sister, Mel, makes an unexpected reappearance back into their lives, her return threatens to destabilise the entire family. A knock on their door and their ‘Dreamland’ is no more…
"The series also features a guest star appearance from Samantha Bond as Orla."