Two first look images have been released from new six-part ITVX comedy-drama Significant Other, alongside further casting news.
Significant Other explores the unromantic romance of two people, Anna and Sam, played by previously announced leads Katherine Parkinson and Youssef Kerkour, whose drastic, but fateful, first meeting turns their lives around.
It promises to be a beautifully unconventional love story told through a comedic lens, exploring the depths of love, disappointment, and the surprises that life still has to offer.
Anna and Sam are two lonely neighbours in their mid-40s, who embark on a hesitant, obstacle-filled relationship after drastic life events bring them together.
These are not your conventional soulmates; Anna, who has given up on love, is defensive and closed off, and Sam, a newly separated father-of-two, is reactive and emotionally vulnerable. But as this strange love story unfolds with wryly observed wit and warmth, could these deeply flawed individuals – both at a time in their lives when change is difficult and rarely expected – influence each other for the better?
Further casting announced today, includes Kéllé Bryan as Sam’s wife Shelley, the mother of their two children, whose entire world is her family and the real estate job she loves.
Elsewhere, Mark Heap will star as Ray, Ben Bailey Smith will take on the role of Damien, Sue Vincent joins as Gina, Shaun Williamson will star as Johnny, Olivia Poulet as Cathy and Will Ash as Paul.
Adapted from the award-winning Israeli series of the same name, Significant Other was created by Dana Modan, Assi Cohen and Ram Nehari and has been adapted and written by Dana Fainaru and Hamish Wright, who also serve as executive producers alongside Nicola Shindler for Quay Street Productions. David Sant will direct and Debbie Pisani will produce with Fiona McAllister as Script Editor.
Significant Other will air in 2023 on ITVX