Filming has begun on new Sky Original comedy Bloods. Starring Golden Globe nominated Jane Horrocks (Absolutely Fabulous, Little Voice) and BAFTA nominated Samson Kayo (Famalam, Truthseekers), the series follows a pair of mismatched paramedics and their fellow ambulance station colleagues through the life-saving world of a south London emergency service.
Heading to Sky One and NOW TV in 2021, the show is being made for Sky by Bafta award-winners Roughcut TV, responsible for Stath Lets Flats, People Just Do Nothing and Cuckoo. It builds on a strong showing for Sky’s original comedies, which also include the SF hit 404, and the Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones) off-kilter comedy drama Two Weeks to Live.
They’re the classic odd couple, but soon they’re giving each other life support…
The cast looks to be just what the doctor ordered. Joining Kayo and Horrocks is a sterling ensemble paramedic cast, including Julian Barratt (Mighty Boosh), Adrian Scarborough (Gavin and Stacey), Lucy Punch (Motherland), Kevin Garry (Absolutely Fine), Sam Campbell (Melbourne International Comedy Festival Barry Award winner) and Aasiya Shah (Raised By Wolves) .
The six-part series is being shot on location in South London, and follows tough-acting loner Maleek (Kayo) and his over-friendly divorcee paramedic colleague Wendy (Horrocks). They’re the classic odd couple, but soon they’re giving each other life support.
With a never-ending rush of 999 call outs, each 30-minute episode will balance humor with the natural drama of being a paramedic.
“I’m super excited to show the world Bloods especially because I almost became a paramedic,” reveals Samson Kayo. “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!”
“I know nothing of the world of paramedics, but maybe I need to overcome my fear of blood before I start,” admits Jane Horrocks.
Created by Samson Kayo and Nathan Byron, the show is written by Nathan Byron and Paul Doolan (Trollied) and produced by Seb Barwell (Stath Lets Flats).