From debut writer Emma Moran and the makers of “Killing Eve” comes a hilarious new spin on superheroes…
Pictured: Máiréad Tyers as Jen
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LONDON, UK (November 1, 2022) - Today, Disney+ revealed the first look image of UK Original comedy series “Extraordinary,” coming January 2023.
Ten years ago, everyone over the age of 18 got their superpower. But Jen, a painfully self-aware 25-year-old woman, is still waiting to get hers. She’d take anything at this point. Adrift in a big, confusing world and armed with nothing but a bit of hope, a lot of desperation and her flatmates, Jen begins her journey to find her maybe-superpower.
“Extraordinary” is led by a cast of rising UK and Irish talent, including Máiréad Tyers, Sofia Oxenham, Bilal Hasna and Luke Rollason. Additional cast members include Siobhan McSweeney, Robbie Gee and Safia Oakley-Green.
Written by series creator and lead writer Emma Moran, a stand-out debut writer with an utterly distinctive voice, and from BAFTA, Golden Globe, Emmy, and Peabody Award-winning production company behind “Killing Eve”, Sid Gentle Films, this is a fresh, innovative comedy about being young and finding your feet in a confusing world, when all you’ll ever be is ‘ordinary’.
“Extraordinary” is executive produced by Sally Woodward Gentle, Lee Morris and Charles Dawson for Sid Gentle Films and is produced by Charlie Palmer and executive produced by Johanna Devereaux, Vice President, Scripted Content, for Disney+.
“Extraordinary” will be the latest addition of Disney+ UK Original series launching on the platform, following rom-com action thriller “Wedding Season” available to stream now and “Save Our Squad with David Beckham” launching on 9 November.
Across EMEA alone, Disney’s International Content and Operations team plan to create 60 local productions by 2024, continuing to work with outstanding creators and premium producers as part of the company’s commitment to source, develop and produce high-quality original productions from around the globe.
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About SID GENTLE FILMS LTD.
Sid Gentle Films Ltd was founded by Sally Woodward Gentle in 2013 along with Lee Morris and Henrietta Colvin with a focus to develop and produce innovative, original and ambitious television drama and feature films. Credits to date include: BAFTA nominated The Durrells for ITV and Masterpiece, the highly acclaimed SS-GB for the BBC, Neil Gaiman’s Likely Stories for Sky, Faustian thriller Ragdoll for AMC/Alibi and the BAFTA and Peabody-winning and Emmy® and Golden Globe®-nominated Killing Eve for BBC America. Filming has recently wrapped on dark comedy Rain Dogs for BBC/HBO and the brilliantly distinctive Extraordinary for Disney+ is currently in post-production. Shows in development include: Ginger Snaps and Taking Up Space for BBC. Sid Gentle recently announced a Bristol based development and production arm, Sid Wild. Sid Gentle Films has recently been fully acquired by BBC Studios.
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