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Freema Agyeman and Lily Allen to star in new Sky comedy Dreamland

Filming has begun in the seaside town of Margate on the new six-part series based on Sharon Horgan's 2018 short.

With the summer sun paying us a very welcome visit it’s high time for a trip to the beach.

Based on Sky’s 2018 BAFTA-winning short of the same name, which was written by Sharon Horgan and produced by Merman, Dreamland is a comedy-drama about secrets, lies, loves and aspirations within a family of four sisters.

Set in the sun-drenched British seaside town of Margate, it is a darkly comedic exploration of multi-generational female relationships, and their (somewhat dysfunctional) family dynamics.

Freema Agyeman plays eldest sister Trish, who's pregnant for the third time with her partner Spence, played by Kiell Smith-Bynoe. And this time, she’s decided it’s going to be a girl.

Her two sisters Clare and Leila, played by Gabby Best and Aimee-Ffion Edwards, rally around her with their mum, played by Frances Barber and their Margate-legend nan, played by Sheila Reid, “manifesting” a little girl at Trish’s ‘mani-festival’.

But when their other sister, Mel, played by Lily Allen - in her debut TV role - makes an unexpected reappearance back into their lives, her return threatens to destabilise the entire family. A knock on their door and their ‘Dreamland’ is no more.

Dreamland will also feature a guest star appearance from Samantha Bond as Orla.

The series will be written by Emma Jane Unsworth, Gabby Best, Sharma Walfall and Sarah Kendall, directed by Ellie Heydon and executive produced by Clelia Mountford, Sharon Horgan for Merman with Jane Bell as Producer and Emma Jane Unsworth as Showrunner and Associate Producer. Alex Moody serves as Executive Producer for Sky Studios.

Dreamland will air in 2023 on Sky Comedy


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