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Sky One have today released the first image from their new six-part comedy Hitmen starring Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc.

It's the duo’s first scripted comedy series and has been written and created by Joe Parham and Joe Markham. It follows two best friends who are trying to make their way in the world with only each other to rely on.

They also just happen to kill people for a living.

Speaking about the series, the writers Joe Parham and Joe Markham said: “We can’t believe that something which has been knocking around inside our heads for so long has been brought to life by two of the funniest people in the country, along with a load of our other comedy heroes.”

Morwenna Gordon, the Commissioning Editor for Sky Comedy, said “We are thrilled to have Mel and Sue back on our screens, in their first ever scripted comedy series. We have a brilliant cast, featuring many well-known faces, in a number of unexpected and potentially life-threatening circumstances that Fran and Jamie find themselves in along the way. Joe Parham and Joe Markham have created a world that’s ruthless, funny and heart-warming all at the same time. The series joins a host of fantastic Sky original comedies we have coming to Sky One next year which we can’t wait for our audience to enjoy.”

Whilst the show's Producer Arnold Widdowson said “Hitmen is a real treat for Mel and Sue fans – a surprising version of the two that for all the thrill of the action still retains their hilarious and mischievous dynamic. It’s been an absolute privilege and joy to work with such an iconic double act, and with our brilliant writers Joe Parham and Joe Markham, on a show that allows them to flex new muscles they never knew they had. Mainly in their trigger fingers.”

Hitmen will air this Spring on Sky One


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