The new Sky Original comedy Bloods, starring Jane Harrocks (Absolutely Fabulous) and RTS-Award winner Samson Kayo (Famalam), has started filming.
The comedy follows Maleek (Kayo) and Wendy (Harrocks), a pair of seemingly incompatible paramedics working in the high-pressure world of a south London emergency services.
Recently divorced and overly chummy, Wendy is determined to win over her younger colleague. The pair form an unlikely friendship, and together they attempt to garner the respect of their colleagues in the paramedic team.
Lucy Punch (Motherland) and Julian Barratt (The Mighty Boosh) will join the Bloods cast alongside Adrian Scarborough (Gavin and Stacey), Kevin Garry (Absolutely Fine), comedian Sam Campbell and Aasiya Shah (Raised By Wolves).
Samson Kayo commented: “I’m super excited to show the world Bloods especially because I almost became a paramedic. Lucky for the NHS, I chose to play the character instead!
“I’m looking forward to hopefully bringing a bag of laughs to Sky with the lovely team at Roughcut who have some quality comedies under their belt!”
Jane Harrocks added: “I am very much looking forward to working on Bloods and being paired with the extremely funny Samson Kayo. I know nothing of the world of paramedics, but maybe I need to overcome my fear of blood before I start.”
Bloods will air on Sky One and NOWTV in 2021.