Samson Kayo, Rob Delaney, Guz Khan join Netflix’s The Bubble
James R | On 17, Mar 2021
Samson Kayo, Rob Delaney and Guz Khan are entering The Bubble for Netflix.
The pandemic comedy, which was announced last year, follows a group of actors and actresses stuck inside a pandemic bubble at a hotel attempting to complete a film.
Judd Apatow serves as director, co-writer and producer via his Apatow Productions, with Pam Brady (Hamlet 2, South Park) on board as co-writer. They’ve already assembled one heck of a cast, with Karen Gillan, Iris Apatow, Fred Armisen, Maria Bakalova, David Duchovny, Keegan-Michael Key, Leslie Mann, Pedro Pascal and Peter Serafinowicz all inside the bubble.
Now, The Bubble is expanding, with Rob Delaney, Samson Kayo and Guz Khan all joining the project, along with Vir Das, Galen Hopper, Nick Kocher, Ross Lee, Harry Trevaldwyn and Danielle Vitalis all joining the cast.
Delaney starred in Channel 4’s Catastrophe, while Kayo has gone from Sliced, Timewasters and Famalam to Sky One’s Bloods and Amazon’s Truth Seekers. He is no stranger to Netflix either, having played scientist Pyrex Flask in the mockumentary Death to 2020 last year. Khan has starred in BBC Three’s Man Like Mobeen and Dave’s Zapped, but is no stranger to US audiences, having starred in Netflix’s Turn Up Charlie, and Hulu’s Four Weddings and a Funeral TV series. Khan will also soon be seen in Netflix’s Army of the Dead prequel.
Pedro Pascal, Karen Gillan, Maria Bakalova to star in Netflix’s The Bubble
10th February 2021
Pedro Pascal, Karen Gillan and Maria Bakalova are among the star names entering The Bubble for Netflix.
The pandemic comedy, which was announced last year, will follow a group of actors and actresses stuck inside a pandemic bubble at a hotel attempting to complete a film.
Judd Apatow will serve as director, co-writer and producer via his Apatow Productions, with Pam Brady (Hamlet 2, South Park) on board as co-writer. Barry Mendel, Donald Sabourin and Pam Brady will also serve as Executive Producers.
Together, Apatow’s and Mendel’s producing credits include The Big Sick and Bridesmaids as well as The King of Staten Island, This Is 40, Trainwreck and Funny People. Now, they’ve assembled an equally impressive list of names to star in the film.
The ensemble cast will include Karen Gillan, Iris Apatow, Fred Armisen, Maria Bakalova, David Duchovny, Keegan-Michael Key, Leslie Mann, Pedro Pascal and Peter Serafinowicz.
Judd Apatow heads to Netflix for pandemic comedy
18th November 2020
Judd Apatow is heading to Netflix for his next comedy feature film. The untitled movie, which is set during the coronavirus pandemic, will be directed by the Knocked Up and Forgetting Sarah Marshall helmer.
Apatow has long been based at Universal, producing titles as well as directing them. His most recent project for the studio was The King of Staten Island, which was one of the high-profile titles this year to be released on premium VOD instead of cinemas. Apatow, however, is no stranger to Netflix, having made TV series Love for the streamer. He has since returned to the stage for a Netflix stand-up special as well.
Apatow will direct and produce the film, co-writing with Pam Brady. It follows a group of actors stuck inside a pandemic bubble at a hotel trying to finish a film. Deadline notes that Apatow’s move to Netflix is mainly due to the project’s timely subject matter, with Netflix able to finance it and turnaround the project at a faster pace than a traditional studio. Indeed, Netflix is reportedly fast-tracking the project to line up an all-star ensemble as soon as possible.