http://www.theguardian.com/media/2013/m ... sky-comedy
Nick Frost will star in new Sky comedy Mr Sloane written and directed by Curb Your Enthusiasm producer and director Robert B Weide.
Frost will star as Jeremy Sloane in the 1960s set series about a man suffering a midlife crisis whose luck may be about to change after a chance meeting with a woman in a Watford hardware store.
The bittersweet romantic comedy is Weide's first original project for British TV and will air on Sky Atlantic in 2014.
Frost, the long-time comedy partner of Simon Pegg, has previously starred in Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and BBC2's Martin Amis adaptation, Money.
Weide said: "Nick is not only a very funny guy, but a very talented actor.
"I had no specific agenda to create a show for him, but out of the blue, an idea came to me that was entirely character-driven, and I immediately saw Nick as that character. I pitched it to him, and he said, 'Let's do it'."
Sky has commissioned a new Sky 1 comedy, Yonderland, from the team behind CBBC's Horrible Histories. Yonderland tells the story of 33-year-old mum who unexpectedly finds herself in an extraordinary world and will feature puppets from Jim Henson collaborators, Baker Coogan.
Sky has also commissioned a third run of Chris O'Dowd's Moone Boy, made by Steve Coogan's Baby Cow, Sprout and Hot Cod.
Mr Sloane will be made by Big Talk Productions and Weide's Whyaduck Productions. Yonderland is a Working Title Television production and will air on Sky 1 this autumn.
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