First look at new Sky 1 comedy drama Living The Dream

The show stars Philip Glenister and Lesley Sharp alongside Kim Fields, Kevin Nash, Leslie Jordan, Paula Wilcox and Jimmy Akingbola.

The first trailer for new Sky 1 comedy drama Living the Dream has been released by RadioTimes, providing a glimpse of Philip Glenister and Lesley Sharp as Brits abroad.

The six-part series follows a British family, the Pembertons – husband Mal (Glenister), wife Jen (Sharp) and their two teenage kids, Tina (Rosie Day) and Freddie (Brenock O’Connor) – who decide it’s time to leave rainy England and move to the sunshine state of Florida.

Mal’s bought an RV park with plans for a booming family-run business, but it soon turns out that they are not going to be living the dream they hoped. Before they’ve even settled in, Mal discovers that the park is home to a group of eccentric residents who are not exactly thrilled to meet their new owners. Jen has to learn how to survive American suburbia and the kids have to navigate a US high school.

With culture clashes aplenty, life in Britain soon seems even further away than they’d thought it would. But with the support of each other and their crazy new friends, they begin to learn how to live the American Dream.

Alongside Philip Glenister as Mal and Lesley Sharp as Jen, the series will also star Rosie Day (Prime Suspect 1973) as Mal and Jen’s teenage daughter Tina, Brenock O’Connor (Game of Thrones) as teenage son Freddie, Kim Fields (The Facts of Life) as their larger-than-life neighbour Rhoda, Kevin Nash (Magic Mike) as ex-wrestler and park resident Troy, Leslie Jordan (Will & Grace) as busy-body park resident Aiden, Paula Wilcox (Mount Pleasant) as Maureen and Jimmy Akingbola (Rev.) as Paul.

Living the Dream was commissioned by Sky 1’s channel director, Adam MacDonald and Jon Montague, Sky’s head of comedy. It is created by Mick Ford and produced by James Dean (This Is Jinsy). Executive producers are Luke Alkin, Kenton Allen and Matthew Justice for Big Talk Productions alongside Simon Curtis (My Week With Marilyn, Goodbye Christopher Robin) and Mick Ford. Jacquetta May will write episode five. Saul Metzstein will direct episodes one, two and three and Philippa Langdale episodes four, five and six.

It will be available on Sky 1 and online streaming service Now TV from November 2. International rights are represented by ITV Studios Global Entertainment and WME.

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