British comedy stars Romesh Ranganathan and Katherine Ryan will star together in Sky Comedy's first big new series of 2023 – the comedy drama Romantic Getaway.

Ranganathan (Avoidance, King Gary) and Ryan (The Duchess) will play an ordinary couple who find themselves caught up in a high-octane adventure after they steal £500k from their dodgy boss.

Watch Romantic Getaway on Sky Comedy with NOW from 1 January

The couple’s plans quickly unravel and they find themselves caught up in the criminal underworld of… Reading.

Here’s everything you need to know about Romantic Getaway…

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Romantic Getaway trailer

Romantic Getaway is a comedy series beginning directly after Deacon and Allison have defrauded their dodgy boss, Alfie (Johnny Vegas). 

After all, he’s been skimming off the company for years. If it’s good enough for him, right? The only difference is Deacon spontaneously adds an extra 0 to the amount they had planned on, leaving the pair with a very conspicuous £500,000 to hide. 

The trailer for the Sky Comedy series dropped on Thursday, 1 December.

Romantic Getaway cast interview

What is the Romantic Getaway release date?

Watch Romantic Getaway on Sky Comedy with NOW from Sunday, 1 January, 2023.

The series has six episodes.

It’s the perfect New Year’s Day binge watch.

Talking about collaborating with Katherine Ryan for the first time, Romesh told BT TV: "Katherine and I are BFFs. We’re really good friends. Our comedy careers have run in parallel, but over and above that we’re really good friends. I always really wanted to work with Katherine, but we didn’t know what it was.

"Katherine just reminded me of this pilot we did a long while ago for a topical late-night show, but when we came up with the idea for this series, I really wanted it to be Katherine. She’s a really good mate and this was a good excuse to spend two months hanging out with each other."

Romantic Getaway cast

Romesh Ranganathan and Katherine Ryan in Romantic Getaway
  • Romesh Ranganathan – Plays Deacon
  • Katherine Ryan – Plays Alison
  • Johnny Vegas – Plays Alfie
  • Phaldut Sharma - Plays Kethan
  • Harrie Hayes - Plays Alison's sister Esme
  • Tom Davis - Plays Big Dom
  • Jordan Coulson - Plays Jed

Romesh Ranganathan and Katherine Ryan star together as the couple at the centre of the series, Deacon and Alison.

They are joined by Johnny Vegas (Ideal, Benidorm), who plays their dodgy and unpredictable boss Alfie.

The cast also include Phaldut Sharma (Unforgotten), Tom Davis (Murder in Successville, King Gary) and Harrie Hayes (Horrible Histories), who plays Alison's sister Esme.

Romesh co-wrote the series with Benjamin Green (Avoidance), Sarah Morgan and Elaine Gracie.

Shaun Wilson (Young Offenders) directs the series.

Will there be a Romantic Getaway season 2?

Romantic Getaway on Sky Comedy

The cromedy crime caper ends season 1 with a major twist and classic cliffhanger.

It leaves the door ajar for a second season and stars Romesh and Katherine told BT TV that they would love to return for season 2.

"I feel like we should just start saying that there is a series 2 and then it becomes harder for the channel to not commission another series," joked Katherine.

Romesh added: "Yeah, I'm really excited about series 2. It's up to Sky if they want to make us unexcited."

What is the plot of Romantic Getaway?

Romesh Ranganathan and Katherine Ryan in Romantic Getaway

Alison (Katherine Ryan) and Deacon (Romesh Ranganathan) are a normal couple who are desperate to have a child, but after countless IVF attempts, they are faced with the possibility it might not happen.

They are unable to afford more rounds, and with mounting debts the pressure on the relationship begins to show. What is their solution? Steal.

Romantic Getaway begins directly after Deacon and Alison have defrauded their dodgy boss, Alfie (Johnny Vegas) of £500k.

The couple are sat in their car, buzzing with adrenaline. But after the buzz wears off, they must not only contend with the gruelling process of IVF, but also have to figure out how to use the money without getting found out, a challenge that draws them deep into the criminal underworld of Reading.

Watch Romantic Getaway on Sky Comedy with NOW on 1 January, 2023.

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