UK: Staged ‘Saddle Up Sheen’ Premieres On BBC One Tonight
The new series of Staged kicks off on BBC One tonight at 9.45pm. The full series will drop on BBC iPlayer directly after.
This series sees David Tennant and Michael Sheen attempt to navigate their ‘new normal’ at home with their increasingly exasperated families whilst simultaneously trying to tackle the world of ‘virtual Hollywood’ and their ever more fragile egos.
Also returning for the new series are Georgia Tennant, Anna Lundberg and Lucy Eaton alongside Nina Sosanya and Simon Evans with new addition to the regular cast Primetime Emmy-winner Ben Schwartz, playing the assistant to Michael and David’s American agent.
Following on from the surprise appearances in series one of Judi Dench and Samuel L Jackson this series sees the regulars joined in their virtual hell by a whole host of unexpected guests.
The series hopes to capture our shared feelings of frustration and confusion at a world not quite ready to re-open. Moments that promise normality dashed before they can take hold. The tantalising prospect of comfort kept at bay.
Episode 1 Saddle Up Sheen
Michael and David are pained to discover that someone they respect is not a fan of their work. David’s plans to go to work and Michael’s plans to visit a friend abroad are both scuppered by last-minute travel rule changes, and some news regarding a work opportunity for the pair turns sour.