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Comedy genius Julia Davis creates Sally4Ever

New Sky One/HBO comedy, written and directed by Julia, will include seven half-hour episodes

Say hello to love, sex and confusion in the darkly comic world of Julia Davis, the award-winning creator of Camping and Nighty Night, and the creator of Sally4Ever, a Sky original co-produced with HBO.

Sally4Ever follows the life of Sally (Catherine Shepherd), a soon-to-be promoted marketer who, for 10 years, has lived a comfortable and dull suburban life with David (Alex Macqueen). But on the night he asks her to marry him, Sally has a crisis and embarks on a wild affair with Emma (Julia Davis), a seductive, charismatic, boho actress, singer, musician, poet and author. Before Sally knows it, Emma has moved in, rearranged the furniture and her life. Is this really what Sally wants, or has she made a mistake?

The Sky One/HBO comedy, written and directed by Julia, will be seven half-hour episodes, featuring unique dark and esoteric characters in a story of a love affair that spirals quickly out of control. It will explore the facets of love and sex in our confused, obsessive and gender-fluid world.

Starring alongside Julia, Catherine and Alex, are The Mighty Boosh’s Julian Barratt, Joanna Scanlan from No Offence, Sherlock’s Mark Gatiss and Felicity Montagu from the Alan Partridge series. Sally4Ever is in production in the UK and is being made for Sky and HBO by production companies Hush Ho and Various Artists Ltd.

Julia Davis commented on her newest venture, saying: “I’m so excited to be making this project with Various Artists Ltd for Sky and HBO, and am incredibly lucky to be working with such an outstanding cast and receiving such great support and creative guidance from Sky and HBO.”

Jon Mountague, head of Sky Comedy, added: “They say never work with your heroines, balls to that Julia’s as much fun to work with as her shows are to watch. Hunderby & Camping bear that out & her latest uniquely brilliant comic creation is genuinely breathtaking.”

Amy Gravitt, executive vice president, HBO Programming, added: “We’ve been in comedy awe of Julia for many, many years. We’re thrilled to be a part of her latest stroke of genius, and to be working alongside Sky One, Hush Ho and Various Artists in the process.”

The Sky/HBO original production will be available on Sky One and streaming service NOW TV later this year.

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