Bloods: Cast, trailer and everything you need to know about the Sky One paramedic comedy

Jane Horrocks and Samson Kayo star in Bloods, a hilarious new comedy about paramedics in South London. Here’s everything you need to know.

By Becky Gamester-Newton Published: 6 May 2021 - 5.47pm
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Jane Horrocks

The main cast of Bloods

Bloods is available on Sky One with NOW

As a brilliant comedy actor, Jane Horrocks needs no introduction – and when you pair her with Samson Kayo of Famalam and Timewasters fame, you’re in for a treat.

With an all-star cast and sharp writing, here’s everything you need to know about Bloods – the paramedic comedy on Sky One and NOW.

What’s Bloods about?

Bloods is a six-part comedy about paramedic partners Wendy and Maleek. It’s an unlikely pairing – Maleek is a tough-acting loner while Wendy is an over-friendly divorcee – but soon enough they give each other life support.

It’s from the producers of People Just Do Nothing and Stath Lets Flats, so you know the show is in good hands.

Bloods cast and characters

Maleek - Samson Kayo

Samson Kayo plays Maleek in Bloods

Maleek is a ‘road man’ turned paramedic. He likes to act with a lot of swagger but isn’t very convincing.

Alongside Nathan Byron, Samson Kayo created Bloods and you’ll recognise him from other comedy hits like Famalam and Timewasters.

Wendy – Jane Horrocks

Jane Horrocks plays Wendy in Bloods

Wendy is newly separated from her husband and has moved down to London from Nottingham to make a fresh start.

Jane Horrocks is a well-loved actor, with credits such as Absolutely Fabulous, Little Voice and Trollied.

Jo – Lucy Punch

Lucy Punch plays Jo in Bloods

Jo oversees the paramedic team. She’s boisterous and has an army background – and has a particular liking for Lawrence.

You’ll recognise Lucy Punch from comedy movies like Bad Teacher and Hot Fuzz and the sitcom Motherland.

Lawrence – Julian Barrett

Julian Barrett plays Lawrence in Bloods

Lawrence is still grieving the loss of his wife, who died 10 years ago. He struggles to let happiness back into his life.

Julian Barrett starred opposite Noel Fielding in The Mighty Boosh. His other credits include Flowers and Nathan Barley.

Gary – Adrian Scarborough

Adrian Scarborough plays Gary in Bloods

Gary is the station’s longest-serving paramedic.

Adrian Scarborough is perhaps best known to comedy fans for his role as Pete Sutcliffe in Gavin & Stacey, but he also has big film credits in the likes of The Madness of King George and The King’s Speech.

Kareshma – Aasiya Shah

Aasiya Shah plays Kareshma in Bloods

Kareshma is a driven trainee paramedic who firmly has her eye on Jo’s role.

Aasiya Shah has previously been seen in Unforgotten, and she also has a role in upcoming BritBox drama The Beast Must Die.

Darryl and Darrell – Kevin Garry and Sam Campbell

Kevin Garry plays Darryl in Bloods

Darryl (above left) and Darrell (right) work, live and play together – including taking part in karaoke nights and going on trips to Europe.

Kevin 'KG' Garry has previously been in Famalam, Timewasters and Ted Lasso. Sam Campbell is an Australian comedian and also had a role in Stath Lets Flats. 

Bloods trailer

Bloods release date and how to watch

Every episode of Bloods is available on Sky One with a NOW Entertainment Membership from May 5.

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