Sky orders two After Ever After sequels from David Walliams
Staff Reporter | On 04, Oct 2020
Sky is dreaming of an After Ever After with David Walliams again after the success of their last fairytale comedy.
Cinderella: After Ever After aired last Christmas, with Sian Gibson and David Walliams playing Cinderella and Prince Charming after they got married at the end of their iconic tale. We described it as “a hilarious romp through fairytale conventions and greatly misinformed expectations” in our review.
Now, Sky One has ordered another two family-friendly specials, Jack & the Beanstalk: After Ever After and Hansel & Gretel: After Ever After.
David Walliams, Sheridan Smith and Blake Harrison will lead the cast for Jack & the Beanstalk: After Ever After. The Christmas special is and written by The Dawson Brothers and David Walliams, who takes on the role of the Giant. Alongside Walliams, Smith stars as The Woman with No Name, the self-proclaimed greatest giant-killer in the village and Harrison as Dodgy Dave, a shifty market stall trader who sold Jack the magic beans. Further cast includes Jocelyn Jee Esien who plays Pat, Ashley McGuire as Mayoress and Daniel Rigby as the Baker.
The TV comedy begins where the fable ends, with a story of two very unlikely friends. We all thought Jack had put an end to the Giant but guess what? The Giant is concussed but very much alive and stuck on earth with no way back to his house in the sky. Jack must think on his feet and outsmart the angry villagers to get the giant home. Along the way, both characters discover their inner self belief and overcome their fears to help one another.
Walliams said: “I often wondered what happened to Jack after ever after, so I decided to write a sequel because I can’t stop writing books! This is a star-studded festive treat – a comedy sequel to one of the best loved English fairy tales. I am delighted to be playing the Giant, alongside some of the biggest names in British TV.”
Jack and the Beanstalk: After Ever After will air this Christmas on Sky One, with production due to start next month.