ITV2 and Hulu have partnered for the first time to commission a zombie comedy from Noho Film & Television production, part of ITV Studios.
Zomboat! is 6 x 30-minute series set against a zombie apocalypse unleashed in Birmingham that sees sisters Kat and Jo, together with unlikely travel companions Sunny and Amar, flee for their lives… by canal boat.
As they journey along the Grand Union Canal in their tightly packed living quarters, friendships develop, alliances form, arguments occur and romance blossoms. Along the way, they realise there is no escaping the problems of everyday life, even in a zombie apocalypse.
Zomboat! will premiere on ITV2 this autumn, and on Hulu in the US later this year.
ITV Studios Global Entertainment is handling the international distribution rights.
Zomboat! is created by Adam Miller and Will Hartley, written by Miller, Hartley and Liz Doran.
The executive producers are Camilla Campbell and Robert Wulff-Cochrane for Noho Film & Television. Matthew Mulot is producer with Adam Miller as director. The series was commissioned for ITV2 by Paul Mortimer, head of digital channels and acquisitions, and Sasha Breslau, head of acquired series.
Mortimer said: “ITV2 is committed to comedy for younger audiences and we’re delighted to partner with Hulu and Noho Productions to add this fantastically high-concept, home-grown comedy adventure series to our slate.”