Showtime picks up Daisy Haggard’s Back to Life for US broadcast

Showtime has picked up Daisy Haggard’s Back to Life for the British comedy’s first season in the US.

Daisy Haggard’s BBC comedy series Back to Life has been picked up by Showtime to broadcast in the US, according to a report from Deadline. The six part series, produced by Fleabag producer Two Brothers Pictures, has already aired on BBC3 in the UK and will premiere in the US on Showtime on Oct. 6.

Haggard, who created, wrote, and and starred in Back to Life, has previously appeared the Showtime series Episodes. While the series has not yet been picked up for a second season, Haggard and partners  are hopeful that there is more to come.

“There’s definitely more story to tell,” Haggard confirmed in the Deadline report.

Back to Life tells the story of a woman who returns to her claustrophobic seaside hometown after twenty years in prison. As the mystery of her past unravels, she struggles to re-adjust to society, rekindle old relationships and forge new ones all while trying to find a job. Meanwhile, the people in her life keep secrets of their own.

Haggard is joined by a quirky cast of characters, including Geraldine James as her mother, Richard Durden as her father, Jo Martin as her parole officer, Jamie Michie as her first love, Christine Bottomley as her ex-best friend, Adeel Akhtar as her neighbor, and Liam Williams as her new boss.

None of them seem able to keep from reminding her about her criminal past as she tries to start her life fresh.

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While this is Daisy Haggard’s first writing credit, she has acted extensively in both film and television. Her credits include Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One, Black Mirror, and Doctor Who, among others. Series producers Two Brothers Pictures also has an excellent track record, with Fleabag being an obvious favorite, along with The Missing spinoff Baptiste, ITV’s new four part thriller Cheat, and their upcoming thriller The Widow starring Kate Beckinsale.

(Source: Deadline)

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