Philip Glenister & Lesley Sharp Living The Dream On Sky

Sky 1 has announced new six-part comedy drama Living the Dream, starring Philip Glenister (Mad Dogs) and Lesley Sharp (Scott & Bailey) as a British family who decide it’s time to leave rainy England and move to the sunshine state of Florida.

Mal Pemberton (Philip Glenister) bought an RV Park with plans for a booming family-run business, but it soon turns out that they are not going to be living the dream they had hoped. Before they have even settled in, Mal discovers that the park is home to a group of eccentric residents who are not exactly thrilled to meet its new owners.

Meanwhile, Mal’s wife Jen (Lesley Sharp) has to learn how to survive American suburbia and the kids have to navigate a US high school. With culture clashes aplenty, life in Britain soon seems even further away than they’d thought it would. But with the support of each other and their crazy new friends, they begin to learn how to live the American dream.

The cast includes Rosie Day (Prime Suspect 1973) as Mal and Jen’s teenage daughter Tina, Brenock O’Connor (Game of Thrones) as teenage son Freddie, Kim Fields (The Facts of Life) as neighbour Rhoda, Kevin Nash (Magic Mike) as ex-wrestler and park resident Troy, Leslie Jordan (Will & Grace) as Aiden, Paula Wilcox (Mount Pleasant) as Maureen, and Jimmy Akingbola (Rev) as Paul.

Living the Dream is created and written by Mick Ford (The Five), and will be directed by Saul Metzstein (Doctor Who) and Philippa Langdale (Dickensian). It is currently being filmed in the US, and will air on Sky 1 later this year.