Published on January 23rd, 2014 | by Daren Thomas Curley


E4 Commissions New Comedy Drama With An ALT Twist…

“There are thousands of worlds out there. All with a version of you and a version of me. And someone is trying to kill us. All of us…”

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.

And this is ALT. A brand new drama from Mammoth Screen for E4 which arrives in the Spring. It’s written by Jamie Mathieson (Being Human, FAQ About Time Travel) and offers an “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…”

ALT stars Game of Thrones‘ Gethin Antony and Roxanne McKee playing everyman Danny and his girlfriend Suzy. They are joined by Being Human and Submarine‘s Craig Roberts as Milo, who is described as Danny’s stoner, waster ex best friend. All three find themselves transported to a parallel universe where they encounter different versions of themselves and are stalked by assassins (played by X Men and Primeval‘s Jason Flemyng and Four Lions‘ Arsher Ali).

Ex-Doctor Who Exec, now E4 Commissioner Beth Willis says “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.”

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About the Author

Daren Thomas Curley is a budding writer and scribbler. His day job in television has been varied... Assistant Director on ‘EastEnders’, looking after roof-jumping free-runners on a French action movie 'Les Fils Du Vent' and impersonating Michael Kitchen on ‘Foyle’s War’. He has worked for several years in the script & story departments at the BBC’s continuing medical drama ‘Holby City'.

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