Spreadsheet: Katherine Parkinson stars in Channel 4 comedy
James R | On 07, May 2022
Channel 4 has acquired Spreadsheet, a new dark comedy starring Katherine Parkinson.
The eight-part series poses the age-old question: can women really have it all – if by “all”, we mean sexual freedom, a career, a family and their sanity? Spreadsheet looks to answer this conundrum, centring on a divorced, hectic mother-of-two Lauren, who is looking for sex without commitment. Answering a call from a guy while her child has a meltdown about toothpaste and she struggles to find that crucial piece of paperwork for court, also while dealing with ridiculous questions from her ex-husband, Jake, is not the erotic experience she’s after. To get what she wants, Lauren is going to need a watertight planner.
With the help of best friend Alex (played by Rowan Witt), Lauren develops the Spreadsheet – a database of sex options, customised to ensure her sushi train of sex rolls around with variety and order amid the chaos of her life. What Lauren didn’t expect was a slew of needy men, which apparently even a well-managed tracker can’t control.
Parkinson comments: “It was so much fun filming Spreadsheet in Melbourne with the most brilliant team of people. I loved living Lauren’s hectic life for a few months, and I am thinking about going on dating apps myself now.”
Parkinson (Humans, The IT Crowd) and Witt (The Book of Mormon, The Matrix, South Pacific) lead a cast that also includes Robbie Magisiva (The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Wentworth) and Zahra Newman (Neighbours).
Produced by Northern Pictures and created by Kala Ellis with Darren Ashton, this is Kala’s debut series as writer/creator.
Nick Lee, Channel 4’s Head of Acquisitions, comments: “Spreadsheet is a hilarious, risqué comedy which we are thrilled to be showing. It has a distinctive, strong voice which we know will really resonate with our audience.”
Spreadsheet will premiere on Channel 4 on Wednesday 18th May 2022 at 10pm and will then be available as a boxset on All 4.