Subscription streaming channel Seeso will premiere its first original comedy-drama, “Flowers” on May 5, and Variety has a first look at the trailer for the series, starring “Broadchurch’s” Olivia Colman and “The Mighty Boosh’s” Julian Barratt.
Written and directed by Will Sharpe, “Flowers” centers around an eccentric and dysfunctional family struggling to hold themselves together. Maurice (Barratt), the author of illustrated children’s books The Grubbs, and music teacher wife Deborah (Colman) are barely together, but yet to divorce. As Maurice fights inner demons and dark secrets, Deborah tries to keep the family together at all costs and becomes increasingly suspicious that Maurice is in a secret homosexual relationship with his Japanese illustrator Shun (Sharpe).
The Flowers family lives in a creaky, messy, crumbling old house with Maurice’s ailing mother Hattie (Leila Hoffman) and their maladjusted 25-year-old twins Amy (Sophia di Martino) and Donald (Daniel Rigby). Both are competing for the affection of neighbor Abigail (Georgina Campbell) as they struggle to burst through the confines of their arrested development.
The six episode dramedy will be available in its entirety for all Seeso subscribers on May 5.
The series is produced by Kudos (“Humans,” “Utopia,” “Broadchurch”) and executive produced by Kudos joint-CEO Diederick Santer with Naomi de Pear. “Flowers” was commissioned by Phil Clarke, Channel 4’s Head of Comedy, in association with Seeso (Evan Shapiro, Kelsey Balance and Dan Kerstetter).