Sky Preps Paramedic Comedy ‘Bloods’ by Nathan Bryon
Sky One has ordered Bloods, a comedy about paramedics, co-created and written by Nathan Bryon, starring Samson Kayo and Jane Horrocks.
The six-part series follows a Comedy Shorts pilot that was broadcast in October 2018.
Focusing on paramedics manning an ambulance in south London, the comedy sees tough-acting loner Maleek paired with over-friendly Northern divorcee Wendy.
Sky says: “Their partnership looks dead on arrival but pretty soon they’re giving each other life support.
“An ensemble comedy, set within the fast-paced, never-ending rush of 999 call outs, Bloods charts Maleek and Wendy’s struggle to gain the respect of their fellow paramedics.”
Jane Horrocks says: “I am very much looking forward to working on Bloods and being paired with the extremely funny Samson Kayo. I know nothing of the world of paramedics, but maybe I need to overcome my fear of blood before I start.”
Created by Samson Kayo and Nathan Bryon, the series has been written by Bryon and Paul Doolan.
Kayo says: “I’m super excited to show the world Bloods especially because I almost became a paramedic. Lucky for the NHS, I chose to play the character instead! I’m looking forward to hopefully bringing a bag of laughs to Sky with the lovely team at Roughcut who have some quality comedies under their belt!”
Bloods will be shown on Sky One later in 2020.