“Mind-bending and hilarious” – E4 Commissions Parallel Universe Drama ALT


E4 have announced details of an upcoming comic drama pilot about two young men who travel into a parallel universe and encounter alternate versions of themselves. Called ALT, the series will star Gethin Anthony (Game of Thrones) and Craig Roberts (Submarine, Being Human) as ex-best friends Danny and Milo.

According to Channel 4, ALT is,

“a mind-bending and hilarious tumble down a 21st century rabbit hole where the imaginary becomes real, where the unlikely becomes the inevitable and where the worst case scenario is actually only just the beginning…”

The star of the show, Danny, is a “24-year-old pragmatic everyman”, ready to move in with his girlfriend Suzy (played by fellow Game of Thrones star Roxanne McKee). Milo, meanwhile, is a “stoner and waster” who Danny no longer speaks to. The series will follow their “darkly comic and dangerous adventures” as they try to find their way home and avoid being killed by two assassins, played by Jason Flemyng and Four Lions’ Arsher Ali.

The official synopsis for the series is below:

“Imagine: that mate you dumped months ago because he’s a tool, rings you out of the blue and asks for help. You go round and he’s tripping. Banging on about parallel worlds and killers with swords and you’re not really listening to be honest. And the next thing you know the world’s changed. Literally changed. Your girlfriend, who was kind of the love of your life, no longer even recognises you. Dead relatives are suddenly alive again. And someone who looks just like you is living your life. Badly.”

Set to air this Spring, ALT’s pilot is written by Jamie Mathieson (Being Human, FAQ About Time Travel) and directed by Ben Caron (My Mad Fat Diary). Said the show’s commissioner, Beth Willis:

“ALT is a mind-bendingly funny pilot for E4 from the pen of Jamie Mathieson and directed by the brilliant Ben Caron. Milo and Danny are wonderful and useless and loveable. Expect the unexpected – and lots of laughs.”

Sources: Digital Spy | Channel 4 Press

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