Lily Allen and Freema Agyeman to star in new Sky Original comedy ‘Dreamland’
With the summer sun paying us a very welcome visit it’s high time for a trip to the beach. Filming has begun in the seaside town of Margate for Dreamland; a brand-new Sky Original comedy starring Freema Agyeman (Doctor Who, Crossroads) and Lily Allen (How to Build a Girl, Neighbours) in her debut major TV role.
Based on Sky’s 2018 BAFTA-winning short of the same name, which was written by Sharon Horgan and produced by Merman, Dreamland is a comedy-drama about secrets, lies, loves and aspirations within a family of four sisters. Set in the sun-drenched British seaside town of Margate, it is a dark comedic exploration of multi-generational female relationships, and their (somewhat dysfunctional) family dynamics.
Eldest sister Trish (Agyeman) is pregnant for the third time with her partner Spence (Kiell Smith- Bynoe). And this time, she’s decided: it’s going to be a girl. Her two sisters Clare (Gabby Best) and Leila (Aimee-Ffion Edwards) rally around her with their mum (Frances Barber) and their Margate- legend nan (Sheila Reid), “manifesting” a little girl at Trish’s ‘mani-festival’. But when their other sister, Mel (Allen), makes an unexpected reappearance back into their lives, her return threatens to destabilise the entire family. A knock on their door and their ‘Dreamland’ is no more…
The series also features a guest star appearance from Samantha Bond as Orla.
Dreamland will air across six episodes and will air on Sky Comedy and streaming service NOW in 2023.