Lindsay Lohan has signed on to appear in Sky’s new adult comedy Sick Note.
The series, which stars Rupert Grint and Nick Frost, follows the story of Daniel Glass (Grint), a compulsive liar stuck in a failing relationship and dead-end insurance job, under the thumb of irrepressible boss Kenny West (Don Johnson). Just when things couldn’t get any worse, Daniel is wrongly diagnosed with a terminal illness by his incompetent doctor Ian Glennis (Frost). When the error comes to light, Dr Glennis convinces Daniel to hide the truth of his misdiagnosis from colleagues, friends and family in a lie that spirals wildly out of control.
The first season of Sick Note will air on Sky 1 and TV streaming service NOW TV this autumn, as part of Sky’s growing line-up of post-watershed comedies. Other shows lined up for the channel’s 10pm autumn slot include Bliss, a comedy starring Stephen Mangan and Heather Graham from Emmy award-winning director David Cross, and Bounty Hunters, a new action-comedy from Jack Whitehall and Freddy Syborn.
The show has already been commissioned for a second season, with Lindsay Lohan set to appear in the sophomore run, taking on the role of Katerina West, the daughter of Daniel’s boss.
Commenting on the commission, Sky’s Head of Comedy Jon Mountague said: “Filming for series two is already under way and we’re delighted to confirm Lindsay Lohan will be joining Rupert and Nick in this stellar comedy cast.”
Produced by British production company King Bert, founded by renowned producer Jo Sargent and writer performers David Walliams and Miranda Hart, Sick Note is created and written by Nat Saunders and James Serafinowicz and directed by the BAFTA-winning Matt Lipsey (Little Britain, Psychoville). It is produced by Sarah Fraser and exec produced by Jo Sargent, who commented: “We are thrilled to be making a second series of this nail-biting comedy and very excited to be welcoming the extraordinary talents of Lindsay Lohan to our all-star cast.”