Showtime’s picked up the BBC comedy series Ill Behaviour and has confirmed its premiere date. The series, described as a comedy thriller, will make its debut on the network on Monday, November 13, 2017 at 10:30pm ET/PT. Lizzy Caplan (Masters of Sex), Chris Geere (You’re the Worst), and Tom Riley (DaVinci’s Demons) star in the six-part series.
Ill Behaviour was written by Sam Bain (Fresh Meat, Peep Show) and directed by Steve Bendelack (Mr. Bean’s Holiday, Dead Boss).
“Ill Behaviour is a brilliantly written series from the mind of Sam Bain which explores how far friends will go to protect each other, whilst blurring the lines of what’s right and wrong. It features nuanced and honest performances from the cast across the board and we can’t wait for audiences in the U.S. to see this hilarious comedy thriller,” said Iain Morris and Damon Beesley, executive producers for Fudge Park.
In addition to Masters of Sex, Lizzy Caplan’s credits include Now You See Me 2, Party Down, True Blood, and Freaks and Geeks. Geere’s been featured in Bombshell, Waterloo Road, The Spa, and EastEnders. Riley’s work includes Doctor Who, Monroe, and Starfish.
The Plot: In Ill Behaviour, the recently divorced Joel moves in with best friend Charlie, who sets him up on a date with Nadia (Caplan), a doctor who also happens to be a raging alcoholic. Their connection is complicated by the newest revelation about Charlie’s condition, sending the trio and mutual friend Tess (Jessica Regan, Doctors) down a reckless path. Tempers flare, temperatures rise, copious amounts of alcohol are consumed, cross-bows are brandished, friends turn into enemies, enemies turn into lovers and life-long relationships bend, stretch – and shatter.