Rupert Grint is set to headline SICK NOTE for European pay TV operator Sky, alongside Shaun Of The Dead‘s Nick Frost and Miami Vice‘s Don Johnson. Nat Saunders and James Serafinowicz penned the series and Matt Lipsey is set to direct. The series will air on premium pay channel Sky Atlantic next year.
Grint stars in the dark comedy as Daniel Glass, a compulsive liar, who’s stuck in a failing relationship and a dead-end job, where he is under the thumb of his irrepressible boss Kenny West. And just when things couldn’t get any worse, he’s diagnosed with esophageal cancer. However, everyone starts to treat him better because of his diagnosis and suddenly Daniel finds he has a new lust for life. He then learns he was misdiagnosed by the most incompetent oncologist on Earth, forcing a big decision on Daniel: come clean and go back to his rubbish life, or keep this new information a secret and pretend to be ill. He chooses the latter but things quickly spiral out of control.
Johnson will play Kenny West while Frost has been cast as the oncologist, Dr. Glennis.
British production company King Bert produces with Sarah Fraser while Saunders executive produces. Sky Vision will handle international distribution.
Grint is best known for starring in the massive YA franchise Harry Potter as Ron Weasley more recently he has starred in Moonwalkers and on Broadway in It’s Only A Play.
Frost can currently be seen opposite Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworth in The Huntsman: Winter’s War.
Johnson most recently starred in last year’s TV drama Blood & Oil. He stars in Vengeance: A Love Story opposite Nicolas Cage, due out next year.
Emily J | Staff Writer