Harry Potter star and former recipient of Martin Scorcese acclaim, Rupert Grint will star in a new comedy from Sky Atlantic, alongside Miami Vice’s Don Johnson and Shaun of the Dead’s Nick Frost.
The TV series titles Sick Note will feature Grint as a compulsive liar, and will center on a lie that spirals out of control.
‘The series follows Daniel Glass, a compulsive liar, who’s stuck in a failing relationship and a dead end job, where he is under the thumb of his irrepressible boss Kenny West (Don Johnson), and just when things couldn’t get any worse, he’s diagnosed with esophageal cancer. However, everyone starts to treat him better because of his diagnosis and suddenly Daniel finds he has a new lust for life. But then he finds out he was misdiagnosed by the most incompetent oncologist on Earth, Dr. Ian Glennis (Nick Frost) and that’s when Daniel has a big decision to make: come clean and go back to his old rubbish life, or keep this new information a secret and pretend to be ill.’
The six-part series will air on Sky Atlantic in early 2017 and will be produced by Jo Sargent’s production company King Bert and written by Nat Saunders and James Serafinowicz. Little Britian’s Matt Lipsey will direct with principal photography already underway.