Monday 20th April 2015

New Fungus the Bogeyman Adaptation

Timothy Spall, Keeley Hawes and Victoria Wood will star in Sky1’s new adaptation of Raymond Briggs’ Fungus the Bogeyman, part of a big-name line-up including Andy Serkis and Marc Warren.

Spall will play the title role in the three-part adaptation of the story of the green slime-covered creature who lives underground, coming to the surface to scare humans.

Wood, whose recent TV credits include Loving Miss Hatto, That Day We Sang and Morecambe and Wise biopic Eric and Ernie, will star as Eve, an earthy, eccentric “dry cleaner” from Daventry.

Line of Duty star Hawes and Warren (Mad Dogs, State of Play) will play fellow “dry cleaners”.

The Sky comedy drama, which airs this Christmas will also star The Thick of It’s Joanna Scanlan as Fungus’s beloved Bogeywife Mildrew, Paul Kaye (Game of Thrones) as the “Bogeyhunter” and Serkis, who played Gollum in the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings adaptations, as the narrator.

The book, originally published in 1977, was previously adapted by the BBC in a three-part series in 2004 starring Martin Clunes and Fay Ripley and written by Mark Haddon.

The series will be made by Imaginarium Studios in partnership with visual effects specialist DNeg TV.

 

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