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[10/13/17 - 10:05 AM]
Sundance Now Announces New Premiere Date for Scripted Original, "Back" - A Comedy from Oscar Nominee and "Veep" Co-Writer Simon Blackwell, Set to Debut on November 16th
The scripted original follows Stephen (David Mitchell) as he tries to follow in his recently deceased father's footsteps and take over the family business.

[08/30/17 - 11:44 AM]
Sundance Now Announces New Premiere Dates for "Rillington Place" and "Back"
They're on tap for Thursday, October 5 and Thursday, November 2, respectively.

[07/29/17 - 02:49 PM]
Comedy Is "Back" This October with New Sundance Now Co-Production from Oscar Nominee and "Veep" Co-Writer Simon Blackwell
It premieres on Sundance Now in fall 2017 and will premiere on SundanceTV later in 2018.







BACK (SUNDANCE NOW)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
11/16/17 - ???
STATUS:
on hiatus or fate to be determined
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (6 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
completed airing its first season on 11/16/17; has yet to be renewed for a second season
DESCRIPTION:
(from SundanceTV's press release, October 2017) Sundance Now, AMC Networks' premium video streaming service, today announced the new premiere date for "BACK," the scripted original co-production created and written by Oscar nominee Simon Blackwell ("Veep", "In the Loop," "Peep Show"), set to debut exclusively in the U.S. Thursday, November 16th on Sundance Now. The six-part dark comedy is directed by Ben Palmer ("The Inbetweeners") and reunites "Peep Show" co-stars and BAFTA winners, David Mitchell and Robert Webb. The scripted original follows Stephen (Mitchell) as he tries to follow in his recently deceased father's footsteps and take over the family business. But his plans are soon foiled by the unexpected return of his estranged foster brother, Andrew (Webb). Jan Diedrichsen, General Manager of SundanceTV and Sundance Now, commented, "Funny and clever with a strong emotional heart, Back is an auteur-driven series that brings together a unique pairing of some of today's best comedic minds. It is the perfect entrée into comedy for Sundance Now, with its compelling yet relatable characters and hilarious storylines. We are sure that this laugh-out-loud, addictive comedy will have members binge-watching in one sitting." After the death of his father, a pub landlord and local legend, Stephen (Mitchell) - whose only achievements so far have been marriage, followed by divorce, and a slightly disappointing refurbish of a pub - finally has a chance to shine as he is set to take over the family business. But his plans are interrupted when the charming Andrew (Webb), a former foster child briefly raised by Stephen's parents, turns up out of the blue at his father's funeral and is eager to renew his relationship with the closest thing to a family he has ever known. While Andrew quickly charms the rest of Stephen's dysfunctional family, including his mother Ellen, sister Cass and uncle Geoff, Stephen quickly begins to resent Andrew, who he sees as a glib, dangerous sociopath who's about to steal his family, his business and his life.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· David Mitchell as Stephen
· Robert Webb as Andrew
CREW INFORMATION:
· Ben Palmer as DIR
· David Mitchell as EP
· Kenton Allen as EP
· Matthew Justice as EP
· Robert Webb as EP
· Simon Blackwell as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Big Talk Productions
· That Mitchell & Webb Company