Romesh Ranganathan & Katherine Ryan couple up for a Romantic Getaway like no other, coming to Sky Max and NOW on 1 January – Sky Group

Romesh Ranganathan & Katherine Ryan couple up for a Romantic Getaway like no other, coming to Sky Max and NOW on 1 January – Sky Group

Romesh Ranganathan and Katherine Ryan join forces for brand-new high-octane Sky Original comedy drama, Romantic Getaway, coming to Sky Max and NOW on 1 January 2023.
This six-part modern Bonnie and Clyde story sees couple Alison (Katherine Ryan) and Deacon (Romesh Ranganathan) desperate to have a child. After countless IVF attempts, they are faced with the possibility it might not happen. They are unable to afford more rounds, and with mounting debts the pressure on the relationship begins to show. What is their solution? Steal. Now they must avoid getting caught…
Romantic Getaway is a comedy series beginning directly after Deacon and Alison have defrauded their dodgy boss, Alfie (Johnny Vegas) of £500k. The couple are sat in their car, buzzing with adrenaline. But after the buzz wears off, they must not only contend with the gruelling process of IVF, but also have to figure out how to use the money without getting found out, a challenge that draws them deep into the criminal underworld of Reading.
The series is produced by Ranga Bee and Sky Studios. Written and created by Romesh Ranganathan and Benjamin Green with additional writers Sarah Morgan and Elaine Gracie, directed by Shaun Wilson and produced by Caroline Norris. The executive producers are Benjamin Green, Romesh Ranganathan and Michelle Farr-Scott for Ranga Bee and Anil Gupta and Jon Mountague for Sky Studios. NBCUniversal Global Distribution handle international sales of the series on behalf of Sky Studios.
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We develop, produce, commission and fund original drama and scripted comedy for Sky’s 24m customers and beyond. Building on the success of critically-acclaimed Sky Originals including Emmy-winning “Chernobyl”, Bafta-winning “Patrick Melrose” and international hits “Das Boot”, “Riviera” and “Britannia”, Sky Studios is the new creative home of must-see Sky Originals, such as “The Rising”, “Blocco 181” and “Souls”.
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We’re also developing a new TV and movie studio, Sky Studios Elstree, which is expected to lead to the creation of over 2,000 new jobs and generate an additional £3 billion of production investment in the UK creative sector in the first five years alone.
About Ranga Bee
Ranga Bee Productions is an independent, award-winning, comedy and entertainment production company founded by double-BAFTA winning comedian Romesh Ranganathan and EMMY winning Executive Producer and Director Benjamin Green who met making the BBC Three hit series Asian Provocateur. Ranga Bee Productions hit shows include Avoidance for BBC One, Jon and Lucy’s Christmas Sleepover for Channel 4; The Other Half for UKTV, Sky One comedy The Reluctant Landlord; Showtime’s Just Another Immigrant; comedy entertainment series Celebrity School Run, Celebrity Rebrand hosted by Amelia Dimoldenberg and Flex Kitchen – all for Channel 4 Digital; Romesh Presents series of comedy shorts for Sky starring Luke McQueen, Rosie Jones, Anna Mann, Rachel Parris, Cariad Lloyd, Graham Dickson, Amelia Dimoldenberg, Ellie Taylor, Kiri Pritchard-McLean, London Hughes, Nigel Ng and Darren Harriot; Ranga Bee also produces podcasts including Romesh Ranganathan’s Hip Hop Saved My Life and The Proper Class Podcast, hosted by Laura Checkley and Hannah Chissick; as well as new six part comedy series Romantic Getaway for Sky Max, created and written by Romesh Ranganathan and Benjamin Green, which is due to air Jan 1st 2023.

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