The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret

US scribe writing Sky Atlantic comedy

US writer and performer David Cross is penning a comedy starring Stephen Mangan and Heather Graham for the Sky Atlantic pay TV channel in the UK. Bliss will follow Mangan (Episodes) as a travel writer, who leads a double life with families on both sides of the English city of Bristol. Graham (Boogie Nights, The […]

News brief: UK firm Merman reviving US comedy

Sharon Horgan’s new UK indie Merman Films is bringing back IFC comedy The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret after a three-year hiatus. The David Cross-created show was previously produced by Zodiak Media-owned RDF Television and IFC Original Productions. The show follows an American heading up the London office of an American energy drink. Merman […]

Pulling creator, Mountford launch Merman Films

Irish comedian and writer Sharon Horgan has launched a production company with producer Clelia Mountford. Horgan (left) is best known for BBC Three comedy Pulling, while Mountford’s credits include Sky Arts’ Daniel Radcliffe drama A Young Doctor’s Notebook. Mountford will be managing director of Merman Films, while Horgan will oversee all creative aspects. The latter […]