Get a first look at Steve Coogan and Sarah Solemani in star-studded 'Chivalry'

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Chivlary, S1, Ep1.  Bobby (Sarah Solemani). Cameron (Steve Coogan)
Chivalry was created by and stars Sarah Solemani and Steve Coogan. (Baby Cow)

Channel 4 has offered a first look at new drama Chivalry, with pictures showing a star-studded cast that features Steve Coogan and Sarah Solemani.

Alan Partridge star Coogan plays successful, ladies' man film producer Cameron, while Him & Her's Solemani is passionate indie filmmaker Bobby.

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The pair co-wrote the series, which explores gender politics and romance in the Hollywood film industry, and have attracted a big name cast to star alongside them.

Chivlary S1, ep4 Jean (Wanda Skyes)
Wanda Skyes stars as a studio executive. (Baby Cow)

Early pictures from the production show US comedian Wanda Sykes as studio executive Jean Shrill, Sienna Miller as Cameron's leading lady Lark, and Aisling Bea as intimacy coordinator Tatiana.

Chivalry also stars Lolly Adefope as Cameron's assistant Ama, and Adjani Salmon as Bobby's devoted husband Aston.

The drama asks whether it is possible to build a successful Hollywood career without sacrificing authenticity and whether romance can blossom in the #MeToo era.

Chivalry, S1, Ep1. Lark (Sienna Miller)
Sienna Miller plays the star of the film, Lark. (Baby Cow)

Although the cast is filled with stereotypical characters, they start to question their assumptions about each other and break down the stereotypes to find out some surprising truths.

The six-part series is due to air on Channel 4 this spring.

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Coogan is also due to take on a controversial role for a BBC drama this year as he will star as disgraced late TV presenter Jimmy Savile in The Reckoning.

Chilvary, S1, Ep2.  Tatiana (Aisling Bea)
Aisling Bea appears as the intimacy coordinator. (Baby Cow)

The series, written by Neil McKay, will follow the revelations that emerged about Savile and how he used his position in the media and as a trusted charity ambassador to abuse vulnerable people in plain sight.

On his decision to play the role, Coogan said: "To play Jimmy Savile was not a decision I took lightly. Neil McKay has written an intelligent script tackling sensitively an horrific story which - however harrowing - needs to be told."

Comedian Sykes will host the Oscars ceremony this weekend alongside Amy Schumer and Regina Hall.

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