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Free Agents - Preview

Free Agents

Preview by Jack Foley

FROM the production team behind two of Channel 4’s most acclaimed comedies Spaced and Black Books comes Free Agents, a new six-part romantic comedy starring Stephen Mangan (Green Wing), Sharon Horgan (Pulling) and Anthony Head (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Merlin). It’s released exclusively by 4DVD on Monday, March 30, 2009.

Alex (Mangan) is a talent agent suffering all the pain and sadness of divorce. In the office across from him is Helen (Sharon Horgan) a talent agent suffering all the pain and sadness of bereavement. They’re perfect for each other. According to Alex. According to Helen, he has got to be bloody joking. There’s no way she’s having sex with Alex. Again. Not after the last two times they had sex. Absolutely not……

Darkly funny and poignant, Free Agents depicts a world in which everyone from their roguish boss (Anthony Head) to their colleagues, their clients, friends, relatives, acccountants and even ex-girlfriends are as bizarrely dysfunctional as Alex and Helen themselves.

It’s a comedy about an on-but mostly off romance between two people who might just have a future together if they can shake off their damaged pasts.

Originally broadcast as part of C4’s comedy showcase in October 2007, Free Agents is produced by Nira Park (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead) and is a collaboration between production companies Big Talk (Spaced, Black Books) and Bwark (The Inbetweeners).

Featuring a host of extras including out-takes, deleted scenes, photo gallery, a commentary with the main cast, and a selection of unseen specially scripted content featuring all the main characters, the series is available on DVD on Monday, March 30, 2009.