Sky drama The Lovers begins production in Belfast

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Roisin GallagherA new Sky Original drama, The Lovers, starring Johnny Flynn and Roisin Gallagher, is in production in Belfast

The darkly comic romantic drama is written by David Ireland and produced by Drama Republic in association with Sky Studios. 

The Belfast-set, 6 x 30 series follows Janet (Gallagher), a foul-mouthed, hilarious, Belfast supermarket worker who couldn’t give a damn about anything much at all, including her life, and Seamus (Flynn) a handsome, self-centred, political broadcaster with what looks to be a perfect London life and a celebrity girlfriend.

So when Seamus unexpectedly drops into Janet’s world (literally over the wall and into her backyard) they instantly clash – and yet also find themselves inextricably drawn to each other…

Johnny Flynn Justin Martin directs; Chris Martin produces. Roanna Benn and Rebecca de Souza are executive producers for Drama Republic, with commissioning editors Liz Lewin and Manpreet Dosanjh as executive producers for Sky Studios. Hannah Pescod also serves as executive producer. 

Benn and de Souza said: “We are so excited that David’s beautifully crafted, romantic and subversive story is being brought to life by such a brilliant team and cast - with the hugely talented Justin Martin at the helm.”


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