Sharon Horgan

Trailer released for Jack Thorne’s new drama Best Interests

Bad Sister’s Sharon Horgan and Good Omen’s Michael Sheen star as a married couple going through an emotional legal battle.

The trailer shows Nicci (Horgan) and Andrew (Sheen) finding out that the condition of their daughter Marnie, who suffers with a rare neuro-muscular disorder, is rapidly declining.

When doctors tell the couple it is in Marnie’s best interests to cease all treatments, Nicci and Andrew enter a legal battle to go against the doctor’s wishes and fight for their daughter’s life.

Sharon Horgan on Bad Sisters, the brutality of sisterhood and series two

It is notoriously cold—James Joyce immortalised the patch of Irish Sea as "scrotumtightening" in Ulysses—and Horgan wasn't a wild swimmer at the time, but she managed to brave a dip.

The creative jolt came, however, when she noticed a group of women somehow holding their weekly catch up in the breathtakingly cold water. "I thought, 'that's where the girls will feel safe enough to talk about their murder plans'."

First look at Sharon Horgan and Michael Sheen in Jack Thorne’s drama Best Interests

Sharon Horgan and Michael Sheen (credit: BBC)

Written by the multi-RTS-Award winning writer Jack Thorne (Help), the four-part series sees Horgan and Sheen star as the married couple Nicci and Andrew. The pair have two daughters: Katie, played by Alison Oliver (Conversations With Friends), and Marnie, played by Niamh Moriarty (Jack Thorne’s A Christmas Carol).

Lily Allen and Freema Agyeman to star in new Sky Original comedy Dreamland

Freema Agyeman and Lily Allen in Dreamland (credit: Sky)

Based on a short of the same name written by Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe) and produced by Merman, Dreamland follows the secrets, lies, loves and aspirations of a family of four sisters.

Set in the sun-drenched British seaside town of Margate, the comedy-drama is a darkly funny exploration of multi-generational female relationships and their somewhat dysfunctional family dynamics.

First-look released for Sharon Horgan’s new dark comedy ‘Bad Sisters’

Eve Hewson, Sharon Horgan, Anne-Marie Duff, Eva Birthistle and Sarah Greene (credit: Apple TV+)

The 10-part comedy thriller series will follow the Garvey sisters, who are bound together by the promise to always protect one another after the premature death of their parents. Joining Horgan as the Garvey sisters will be Anne-Marie Duff (Suffragette), Eva Birthistle (Brooklyn), Sarah Greene (Dublin Murders), and Eve Hewson (The Luminaries).

Sharon Horgan and Michael Sheen to star in Jack Thorne’s new drama

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The four-part drama explores the heartbreak and pain of a family being torn apart from having to make a choice no parent would ever want to make.

Sharon Horgan and Michael Sheen play married couple Nicci and Andrew and together they have two daughters Katie (Alison Oliver) and Marnie (Niamh Moriarty).

However, Marnie is terminally ill with a life-threatening condition and the doctors believe the kindest thing to do would be to let her die.

James McAvoy and Sharon Horgan to star in lockdown drama Together

James McAvoy and Sharon Horgan (credit: BBC)

The poignant love story follows a husband and wife struggling to keep their relationship alive through the harsh reality of lockdown.

Directed by Stephen Daldry (The Crown), the film traces a British couple from the first days of the Covid-19 lockdown in March 2020 until the present day. Both hilarious and heart-breaking, the couple are forced to re-evaluate themselves and their relationship amid a global tragedy.

Arrested Development: Channel 4's new waster comedy Frank of Ireland

Frank of Ireland (credit: Channel 4/Amazon Prime)

From Father Ted to Derry Girls, Channel 4’s reputation for Irish comedy is second to none. Now comes Frank of Ireland, a new, six-part series made by Sharon Horgan’s production company, Merman, producer of BBC Two’s Motherland. The show stars Brian Gleeson, who plays the eponymous Frank, and his brother Domhnall. The Gleeson family are, of course, Irish acting royalty.

Channel 4 announces second series of This Way Up

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The series, produced by Merman, will see Bea and Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe) reunite as the Irish sisters Aine and Shona.

Picking up from the events of the series finale, This Way Up will continue to explore the tense will-they-won’t-they dynamic between Aine and Richard, played by Tobias Menzies (The Crown). Since Aine tutors Richard’s son Etienne, the employer-employee relationship between the pair will either halt their burgeoning romance or make it all the more passionate.