Johnny Flynn leads infectious comedy
Channel 4 has announced, Johnny Flynn, Antonia Thomas and Daniel Ings will star as co-leads in brand new six-part comedy series, Scrotal Recall.
Flynn, an actor and singer-songwriter known for his distinctive folk music and collaborations with Laura Marling among others, takes on the role of Dylan Witter – a hapless chap whose romantic conquests have landed him in a sticky situation…quite literally.
Dylan must find everyone he’s ever slept with to tell them he’s contracted Chlamydia, and joining him on this little trip down memory lane are longstanding best friends Evie, played by Antonia Thomas (Misfits) and Luke played by Daniel Ings (Peep Show).
In each comic episode wriiten by Tom Edge (The Midnight Beast), Dylan seeks out a different girl from his sexual past as he’s forced to remember a romantic encounter he’d previously tried to forget. Not proud of the sizable number of women he’s bedded, Dylan decides to use this quest to make sense of all the squandered opportunities, broken promises, and romantic car-crashes.
Evie and Luke have been Dylan’s friends for the past decade and decide to help him out in his ‘labour of love’ offering dodgy relationship advice and being around to pick up the pieces when it all goes drastically wrong.
Fiona McDermott, acting deputy head of channel 4 comedy, said “Scrotal Recall is a brilliantly written modern comedy, a skilful mix of compelling love story, instantly original characters and erm…..STDs. We’re totally thrilled that we’ve got such a talented and exciting cast to bring it all to life.”
Murray Ferguson, chief executive for Clerkenwell Films said: “This is a unique comedy with a fantastic cast, brimming with humour, heart and mild genital discomfort.”
Scrotal Recall is produced by Clerkenwell Films and is currently filming in Scotland for transmission on Channel 4 this autumn.