Hullraisers: everything we know about Lucy Beaumont’s new comedy Hull
Cameras were recently formed at some iconic locations in Hull for the filming of a new Channel 4 sitcom.
The Silver Cod pub on Anlaby Road and Larkin’s Bar on Newland Avenue are among the city’s favorite haunts that will experience their moment of glory in the new series, Hullraisers, about three working-class women living in Hull.
The six part “Hull-arious” was commissioned by Channel 4 and was co-written by Lucy Beaumont of Hull with Anne-Marie O’Connor.
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Hullraisers celebrates female talent, both on and off screen, in a laughing chaotic comedy that embodies the ups and downs of life, friendship and family.
One of the show’s cast, Natalie Davies, posted a message on Facebook this weekend: “And that’s a WRAP on #Hullraisers! What an incredible 7 weeks it has been. I’m so overwhelmed right now, but my God, it’s been a blast. To the actors and the crew, I love you. Thank you @fablepicsuk for having me, it was touching. I can’t wait for you to meet ASHLEY! “
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Here’s what we know about the new Hullraisers comedy …
What is Hullraisers?
Hullraisers is a new sitcom that will air in six 30-minute episodes and promises to be a vivid exploration of the lives of three fictional women from Hull.
Who is the series about?
The series centers on three women: Toni, played by Leah Brotherhead, from Hull (Bridgerton, White Gold), Rana, played by Taj Atwal (Line of Duty, Truth Seekers) and Paula, played by Sinead Matthews (The Crown, The Power) and reflects on their disheveled, messy and joyous life.
The series explores the hilarious and agonizing reality of what it is like to be a working class woman juggling work, kids, demanding friends, family and frustrating playground parents – all the while trying to have fun too.
Toni is a tornado of chaos with a big heart. She is an actress who describes herself without an acting job (she is currently found “auditioning” to hand out cheese samples in a supermarket parking lot).
She adores her four year old daughter Leah and her soul mate Craig, but she still dreams of escaping Hull and is thirsty for her old life. Like many of us, she’s caught between who she was and who she is becoming.
Toni’s best friend is Rana, a confident policewoman whose daily life is ruled by her libido. She’d rather hang out with the full spectrum of Hull’s most disappointing singles than think about settling down.
The trio is completed by Paula, Toni’s matriarchal and down-to-earth older sister who married her childhood sweetheart Dane, Rana’s older brother.
She has always been the opposite of Toni: she never imagined being anywhere other than Hull, she doesn’t approve of Rana’s irresponsibility and just can’t comprehend Toni’s instability and constant need. to do more.
Where was Hullraisers filmed?
Filming took place in Hull and Leeds this summer. Scenes from the city of Hull were recently filmed at the Silver Cod pub on Anlaby Road; Larkin’s Bar, Newland Avenue and Le Crepier Papin, also in Newland Avenue.
What channel is it broadcast on and when will it be broadcast?
Channel 4 commissioned the comedy series, adapted from the hit Israeli series, Little Mom, which was recommended for its fifth series, and is exclusively distributed worldwide by Dori Media.
Channel 4 Editor-in-Chief Jack Bayles said: “It’s a show with a huge heart and a joke rate to match the thrills. Led by a trio of wonderfully drawn female characters, we really hope viewers fall in love with them as much as we did through the scripts.
In May, Channel 4 launched a call via the Kharmel Cochrane cast for native Hull students / recently graduated actors to join the cast of Hullraisers.
He said: “Cash strapped, overworked, underrated… nail it down. Set in Hull, this show is about the reality of being a working class mom: juggling being broke, raising kids, working hard work and at the end of another epic day, turning around to your lifelong sisters (those with whom you were born and those you have chosen) to let off steam.
“The show is anchored by unwavering female friendships who provide (questionable) advice, solace and when all else fails, a mega jar of Nutella, Morrison’s trademark. Warm, loud, full of laughter and great love.
No date has yet been given for the broadcast of the Hullraisers series.
Who are the authors behind Hullraisers?
The series is co-written by Lucy Beaumont de Hull (Meet the Richardsons, To Hull and Back, Live at the Electric) and Anne-Marie O’Connor (Trollied, Mum) and produced by Fable Pictures (Rocks, Wild Rose, Anne Boleyn).
Writer Lucy said: ‘It’s an absolute privilege and honor to work with one of the UK’s most talented and dynamic production companies, and Channel 4, which absolutely kills it with uplifting comedy. the bar and pushes the limits.
“I’m so excited to show the world these true characters from Hull and the city that shaped them – a city that has hidden its talent and attributes for too long! “
Who produces the sitcom?
Fable Pictures is a small television and film production company run by Creative Directors Faye Ward and Hannah Farrell, with support from Sony Pictures Television.
The philosophy of Fable Pictures is to discover and tell stories with a fresh and distinctive eye.
In a joint statement about the show, Hannah and Faye said, “We are delighted to be doing this with Lucy and Anne-Marie.
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“Their scripts capture a version of family life that we just don’t see enough of on TV – Hullraisers emphasizes working-class women, their friendships and their efforts to keep the series on. the road !
“And with Lucy being Hull through and through, we hope Hullraisers will be a fitting tribute to the city, its people and their incredible sense of humor.
“We feel especially lucky to work with Leah, Sinead and Taj – three comedic powers – and to have the brilliant (director) Ian Fitzgibbon bringing these scripts to life.”