Mel and Sue become killers for hire in new comedy Hitmen

Comedy duo Mel and Sue play hapless assassins in a new comedy coming to Sky One and NOW TV that sees them leave the Bake Off tent far behind them.

By Pippa Shawley Published: 25 March 2020 - 2.07pm
NOW TV Comedy

Sue Perkins

Sky UK

Watch Hitmen on NOW TV from March 25

Former Great British Bake Off presenters Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins have swapped bread for the dead in their first scripted comedy series, Hitmen.

Friends Fran and Jamie (Perkins and Giedroyc) have accidentally fallen into the unusual career of contract killing. It’s not something that comes naturally to either of them. Based out of a scruffy van, each hit is inevitably foiled by the pair’s incompetence, arguments and silly antics.  

The team’s friendship comes under strain as the mishaps – and bodies – pile up, and as the jobs get increasingly dangerous, it’s not just their friendship which might not survive.

When is it out?

All episodes of Hitmen land on Sky Atlantic with NOW TV on Wednesday, March 25.

Is there a trailer?

Yes, you can watch the official trailer for Hitmen below:

Who will appear in Hitmen? 

Mel Giedroyc stars as affable goof Jamie, who seems happy to spend her days driving around in a van with her best friend Fran. Sue Perkins’ Fran is more sensitive than her pal, and begins to question if she really wants to live as a professional assassin. 

The cast also includes People Just Do Nothing’s Asim Chaudhry, Fleabag’s Sian Clifford and W1A’s Jason Watkins.   Nick Mohammed (Uncle), Sophia Di Martino (Flowers) and Andrew Brooke (PhoneShop) will also star alongside Stephen Boxer (Humans), Jason Maza (Bulletproof) and Leo Bill (Taboo).

All episodes of Hitmen land on Sky One with NOW TV on Wednesday, March 25.

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