Hulu Teams Up With England's ITV To Deliver Zombie Comedy 'Zomboat!'

Britain’s ITV and Hulu are teaming up to bring viewers ‘Zomboat!’, a “zombie comedy” which will premiere on ITV2 this fall, and will hit Hulu afterward.  The series was created by Adam Miller (‘The Windsors’) and Will Hartley (‘Tracey Ullman’s Show’) and was commissioned by ITV’s Paul Mortimer, head of digital channels and acquisitions, and Sasha Breslau, head of series acquisitions.  Miller and Hartley will write, along with Liz Doran (‘Please Like Me’).  The first season will consist of six episodes.

‘Zomboat!’ stars Leah Brotherhead (‘White Gold’) and Cara Theobold (‘Absentia’, ‘Downton Abbey’) as sisters Kat and Jo.  Hamza Jeetooa (‘Doctor Who’) and Ryan McKen (‘White Dragon’) co-star as their companions Sunny and Amar, all of whom escape their home in Birmingham following a zombie outbreak, via a canal boat.  Rochenda Sandall (‘Black Mirror: Bandersnatch’) guest stars.

‘Zomboat!’ begins when the zombie apocalypse is unleashed in Birmingham and sisters Kat and Jo, together with unlikely travel companions Sunny and Amar, must flee for their lives by canal boat. Jo has just returned from a season as a club rep and has decided to move back in with younger sister Kat, a computer game addict who buys into every conspiracy theory around. Jo struggles to take her sister seriously when Kat claims the zombie apocalypse is real and happening.

Alongside gym bunny Amar, the upbeat and ready to face things head on character and his oldest friend Sunny, a wannabe misanthrope who’d rather sit out the apocalypse from the comfort of his sofa, Kat, Jo, Sunny, and Amar find themselves trapped together on board a narrow boat on the Grand Union canal. As they journey along the canal in their tightly packed living quarters, friendships develop, alliances form, arguments occur and romance blossoms. Along the way, they realize there is no escaping the problems of everyday life, even in a zombie apocalypse.

Mortimer stated:

“ITV2 is committed to comedy for younger audiences and we’re delighted to partner with Hulu and Noho Productions to add this fantastically high-concept, home-grown comedy adventure series to our slate.”

Added Breslau:

“Zomboat! is a gorily funny new comedy with a terrific cast. ITV2 is thrilled to be on board the Zomboat ready to battle the undead.”

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Source: Deadline