Television

John Simm and Philip Glenister to star in Sky1’s Mad Dogs

guardian.co.uk
Jason Deans
5 May 2010 07.17

Drama will also star Max Beesley and Marc Warren, as a quartet of fortysomethings who go abroad for a retirement party

Max Beesley, John Simm, Philip Glenister and Marc Warren, who are to star in Mad Dogs

Max Beesley, John Simm, Philip Glenister and Marc Warren, who are to star in Mad Dogs. Photograph: Rankin/Sky

Philip Glenister, Max Beesley, John Simm and Marc Warren are to star in Mad Dogs, a new Sky1 high definition drama about a group of schoolfriends who get more than they bargained for when they go abroad for a retirement party.

The fortysomethings are invited to a friend’s villa in Majorca to celebrate the retirement party for another old school friend, Alvo, who has made his fortune in property. However, the holiday turns into a “labyrinthine nightmare of lies, deception and murder”.

Mad Dogs is due to air on Sky1 and Sky1 HD in four, 60-minute episodes in the spring of 2011. Location filming in Majorca begins this week.

The drama has been written by Cris Cole and is being made by the independent producer Left Bank Pictures, the company responsible for Wallander and the Sky1 drama Strike Back, which begins this week. Mad Dogs was commissioned by Elaine Pyke, Sky1’s head of drama.

Mad Dogs is being executive-produced by Pyke, Left Bank’s founder and chief executive Andy Harries and Suzanne Mackie, the company’s head of film. Adrian Shergold is directing, with Spencer Campbell producing.

5 thoughts on “John Simm and Philip Glenister to star in Sky1’s Mad Dogs

  1. I’m here in California (the Bay Area). I LOVE Life on Mars (it’s being shown right now on our Public Broadcast Station). It’s so much better than the U.S. version. The acting is fantastic and I’m hooked. I wish I could see more of your TV shows here. I hope to see Ashes to Ashes someday as well as Mad Dogs. I’ve been to the UK 3 times. It’s a fantastic place.

    Luv,
    Paula

  2. my cousin (christina amengual) was the 3rd assistant director in mad dogs with john simm

  3. Great to hear you are a fan of Brit TV. I haven’t seen the US Life On Mars but can’t imagine anything bettering the original. John Simms is a great actor. The director of Mad Dogs, Adrian Shergold, has been making British TV shows for over 30 years. I highly recommend his work.

    I am a big fan of US shows right now. I think the Wire is one of the best TV series I have ever seen. I think David Simon is an astonishing talent.

  4. Pingback: 2010 in review « John Simm Society Blog

  5. I am so excited about Mad Dogs, have been a mega fan of Life On Mars and Ashes to Ashes, god bless Sky Television about time we had some drama instead of all this reality rubbish we are bombarded with.

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