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Lily Allen and Freema Agyeman cast in Dreamland


With the production of the Sky Original comedy series, Dreamland Already on the way, we can confirm a few new cast members via Variety. The series will focus on the complexities of female relationships that have spanned decades and generations.

Making her TV debut in the comedy series will be British popstar and icon, Lily Allen, the singer and actress who is both a BRIT and NME Award winner will have her first lead role on television on this project. In 2019, Allen appeared in how to build a girl, where she played Elizabeth Tailor in the film adaptation of Caitlin Moransemi-autobiographical novel of the same name. Joining the singer in the cast of the show is Freema Agyeman who is well known for her performances in Doctor Who and Law and order: United Kingdom. Agyeman is currently playing a role in the NBC medical series, New Amsterdam.


Dreamland is based on a 2017 Sky Arts short film directed by Sharon Horgan. In the original work, Robinson traveled to see his heavily pregnant sister who was having a baby shower in Margate. Robinson herself also learned that she was also pregnant. The quality of the short film won him a BAFTA award. Written and created by Horgan, the adaptation for Sky saw Horgan set up a writers room. The series logline reads as follows:

“Set in the sun-drenched British seaside town of Margate, this is a darkly comic exploration of multi-generational female relationships and their (somewhat dysfunctional) family dynamics.”

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Doing an adaptation of his work since its release in 2017 was something Horgan had thought about. In 2019, speaking about those plans for the first time, Horgan says that Merman – the production company she co-owns alongside Clelia Mountford — was ready “to try an ensemble cast and see if an idea had legs. Now we are developing it in series. It was a lot of effort and not a lot of money for a short play, but it gave us so much more.” The six-part series has already started filming in Kent.

Other cast members include Kiell Smith-Bynoe, Gaby Best, Aimée-Ffion Edwards, Frances Barbier and Sheila Reid with a guest appearance by Samantha Bond. Dreamland will have Horgan and Mountford as executive producers alongside Alex Moody for Sky with Jane Bell produce. Emma Jane Unsworth will serve as showrunner in addition to being an associate producer. Ellie Heydon leads while Unsworth, Best, Sharma Walfalland Sarah Kendal form the team of writers.

Dreamland will be released in 2023.