Mammals: Sally Hawkins, James Corden to star in Amazon series
James R | On 13, Jul 2021
Sally Hawkins and James Corden are teaming up to star in Mammals, a new comedy-drama for Amazon Prime Video.
The series is created by Jerusalem and The Ferryman playwright Jez Butterworth, who has made a move to the screen in recent years, with Britannia and Spectre both on his CV. The six-part series will co-star Melia Kreiling (Filthy Rich), Colin Morgan (Humans), Henry Lloyd-Hughes (Killing Eve) and Samuel Anderson (Witless) and will explore the challenges of marriage.
“A good marriage is the most magical thing. In a world of eight billion, you’ve found the one who gets you, ignites your body and soul. Who allows you to grow and flourish. Who gives you the spark, the confidence to become you. You’re also never going to have sex with anyone else, ever, and then you’re going to die, and be dead forever,” Butterworth told Deadline.
Butterworth co-created the series with James Richardson and will be produced by Butterworth’s Street Hassle and Richardson’s Vertigo Films, plus Corden’s Fulwell 73. It will be directed by co-EP Stephanie Laing (Physical).
“James Corden is the only ten-time Emmy winning chat show host to also win the Tony Award for Best Actor,” added Butterworth. “His performance in One Man Two Governors was like seeing Mickey Rooney, Terry-Thomas and The Marx Brothers rolled into one. His Smithy in Gavin and Stacey is for the ages – he took a needy, big-hearted mess of a supporting character and made it iconic. But neither is a patch on his Sea Monster in The Late Late Show Shape of Water sketch with Sally Hawkins. Google it.”
Production on the series begins this month.