Romesh Ranganathan and Katherine Ryan have teamed up for a six-part modern Bonnie and Clyde story layered with theft, deception, and trickery. Romantic Getaway coming to Sky Comedy and NOW on 1 January 2023.
Married couple Allison (Katherine Ryan) and Deacon (Romesh Ranganathan) are desperate to have a child. After countless IVF attempts and with money running out, they are faced with the horrible possibility that it might not happen. With debts mounting, pressure on their relationship starts to show. Done with begging and borrowing, it’s time for the final resort – stealing. Now they just need to avoid getting caught... and get pregnant, obviously.
Romantic Getaway is a comedy series beginning directly after Deacon and Allison have defrauded their dodgy boss, Alfie (Johnny Vegas). After all, he’s been skimming off the company for years. If it’s good enough for him, right? The only difference is Deacon spontaneously adds an extra 0 to the amount they had planned on, leaving the pair with a very conspicuous £500,000 to hide. Now, 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 Productions 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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