Channel 4 has announced the launch of an exciting new six-part comedy-drama with Broadchurch star Olivia Colman.
Flowers comes from BAFTA-nominated writer and actor Will Sharpe (Black Pond).
The show follows dysfunctional family The Flowers, as they struggle against their often self-inflicted misfortune.
Children’s author Maurice (Julian Barratt, The Might Boosh) and his wife Deborah (Colman) are unhappily married, and yet still to divorce.
Life is not easy for the Flowers family. Deborah becomes convinced that Maurice is having a homosexual affair with his illustrator, Shun.
Meanwhile their two children, 25-year-old twins Amy and Donald, are both fighting for the affections of their attractive neighbour Abigail.
The cast is completed by Anna Chancellor (Four Weddings and a Funeral) as the vivacious Aunty Viv, Deborah’s uninhibited sister.
Channel 4’s Nerys Evans promises a fantastic show: “Flowers is the kind of deliciously dark work we love at Channel 4. The word ‘dysfunctional’ doesn’t even come close to describing quite how brilliantly peculiar the Flowers family are.”
Flowers will air on Channel 4 in Spring 2016.