The shooting of ‘Nowhere Fast’ has just started in North county Dublin. The new six-part series stars comedian Alison Spittle and is based on life in the midlands of Ireland.
Alison Spittle said: “I’m proud and excited to be making a show about the midlands in all its glory. It’s a lot like Laser hair removal – something I never saw myself doing, a thing for people more glamorous and organised than myself, and to be honest I’ve no idea how it’s done. Now it’s happening, I wake up some mornings and maybe ten minutes go by before I remember “hey you’re making a TV show!”.
Alison will play the lead character Angela who after a disaster in her media career decides to return home. Expect drinking in fields, typical Irish mammies and all the comforts us culchies from outside Dublin love.
Clare Monnelly (‘Moone Boy’) and Genevieve Hulme Beaman (‘Pondling’) play Alisons best friends in the show. Her family is played by g Cathy Belton (‘Red Rock’, ‘Roy’) and Mark Doherty (‘Moone Boy’, ‘A Film with Me in It’).
The new comedy is produced by Deadpan Pictures, with the support of the BAI and Section 481, with BBC Worldwide representing international rights. The producer, Ailish McElmeel, also known for “Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope” said: “I’m delighted to bring another strong female comedy to Irish audiences. Alison’s voice is truly fresh and fantastically funny, we can’t wait to bring the midlands to the masses.”
‘Nowhere Fast’ is written by Spittle and Simon Mulholland and is due to air autumn 2017.
Eddie Doyle, Head of Comedy at RTÉ, said: “Alison is a great talent and she and Simon have delivered a cracking script and some very memorable characters. We’re very proud to announce this new series as part of our comedy line-up for the year.”
Gemma Brandler, BBC Worldwide’s Manager for Comedy said: “Set in rural Ireland, Nowhere Fast is all about the misadventures you get up to in your twenties, with a unique take on life in a small town. Alison has a fantastic ear for millennial dialogue and we believe that her voice will resonate with audiences the world over.”
Here’a pilot she filmed back in 2015 in The Workmans Club.