‘Eastenders’ Jo Joyner for new Sky Living comedy ‘Trying Again’

New Sky Living comedy explores life after an affair.

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Jo Joyner (Eastenders, No Angels) is to star as Meg in Simon Blackwell and Chris Addison’s new Sky Living comedy, ‘Trying Again’ – an 8×30 minute series about a couple struggling with life after an affair.

Made by Avalon Television the series also stars: Chris Addison (The Thick Of it, In The Loop) who will play Matt, Charles Edwards (Holy Flying Circus, Downton Abbey) as Ian, Matt’s love rival, and Alun Cochrane (Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow) as Sam, Matt’s best friend.

Set in The Lake District, Meg (Jo Joyner) and Matt (Chris Addison) are meant to be together, they’re pretty sure of that.  And they really are trying to put her indiscretion with her boss Iain behind them.  But it’s not easy when you live in a small town where everyone knows everyone’s business and you have bills to pay.

Highlighting friendships and love and all the problems those things bring, “Trying Again” is a warm, charming comedy that focuses on a real relationship between real people who make mistakes but live in the hope that love will conquer all.

Jo Joyner said: “I am thrilled to be part of such an exciting project with such a wonderful team of not just actors, but writers and creatives. As an actor it is very exciting to be part of a project like this right from the beginning and have a true creative input.”

Chris Addison said: “We’ve been dying to make this show for years so it’s really exciting to be getting it off the ground with such a great cast.”

Collaborating with Simon and Chris is co-writer Tony Roche (The Thick of It, Fresh Meat, Veep), and Jesse Armstrong (The Thick of It, Veep, Peep Show), who will script-edit. Fresh from directing Sky 1’s smash-hit comedy Moone Boy, Ian Fitzgibbonwill direct and Caroline Norris (Horrible Histories) is the producer.

‘Trying Again’ will shoot on location and commence production in summer 2013.