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Nick Frost for Sky Atlantic comedy Mr Sloane

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Story by Jack Foley

NICK Frost is to star in a new comedy called Mr Sloane for Sky Atlantic.

The star of films such as Attack The Block and Hot Fuzz will play the title role of a 1960s man in crisis.

Created by Curb Your Enthusiasm‘s Robert B Weide, the series will take “a bittersweet” approach and will comprise six episodes in total.

It will follow the central character as he attempts to turn his luck around, pursuing a new job and new love interest.

Shooting is due to begin in April with a view to premiering the show on Sky Atlantic in 2014.

Commenting on Frost’s involvement, Weide said: “Nick is not only a very funny guy, but a very talented actor. I had no specific agenda to create a show for him, but out of the blue, an idea came to me that was entirely character-driven, and I immediately saw Nick as that character.”

The commission forms part of Sky’s new commitment to promoting comedy, which has also recently seen the broadcaster renew Chris O’Dowd’s Moone Boy for a third season as well as give the green-light to Yonderland, a new comedy from the team behind BAFTA-winning CBBC series Horrible Histories.

Yonderland will follow a 30-something mother who “unexpectedly finds herself in an extraordinary world”.

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