Olivia Colman prepares to film Flowers

Flowers Olivia Colman and Julian Barratt are gearing up to film Flowers, with cameras due to roll in three weeks.

The dark comedy is a six-parter from Kudos for Channel 4, in association with NBCU's new comedy focused subscription VOD platform, and follows the earlier non-TX pilot which filmed at the end of last year.

BAFTA-nominated Will Sharpe writes and directs the show, which revolves around an eccentric family, the Flowers, living in a decrepit house and barely holding family life together against a backdrop of crises, secrets and lies.

When the commission was first announced, Channel 4's deputy head of comedy, Nerys Evans said, "Flowers is the kind of deliciously dark comedy we love at Channel 4. The word dysfunctional doesn't even come close to describing quite how brilliantly peculiar the Flowers family are. Will Sharpe's genius coupled with an amazing cast has led us to an unbelievably original piece and we are delighted to have it on the channel."

Naomi De Pear, who developed the series, acts as producer; on PI you will also find the casting director, line producer, production designer, studio, shoot dates and location manager.

The week commencing 9 November is a busy one for new projects - cameras also begin to roll that day on the two new series of Red Dwarf and noir detective thriller Marcella. Production details on these details can also be found on PI.

And some bad news to finish with: fans of Colman will have to wait a lot longer for the third series of Broadchurch. The actress said on BBC Radio 4's Loose Ends on 17 October that the series would not film until the summer of 2016.


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