Game of Thrones’ Mark Addy To Star In New UK Comedy Series Trollied
The last time we saw British actor, Mark Addy on the our TV screens, his character, Robert Baratheon, King of the Seven Kingdoms was being killed off during the first season of Game of Thrones. And it is safe to say that you couldn’t get much more of a difference for his latest role in Sky 1′s brand new new series, Trollied which starts this week.
In this eight part sitcom, which is set in a fictional supermarket, ‘Valco’, on the outskirts of Manchester in the north-west of England, Mark takes on the role of confirmed bachelor and head butcher, Andy, who in his spare time works on an air-fix model of the HMS Ark Royal.
Addy said he was drawn to the show because “the supermarket is a place that people from all walks of life know and are familiar with, but I’d never seen anything like this before.”The cast of Trollied is definitely a strong one and also includes Jane Horrocks (probably best known for her role as Bubble in the TV series Absolutely Fabulous) who plays Julie, the acting deputy manager, and Jason Watkins (Being Human) as the supermarket’s manager, Gavin. Nick Blood, Chanel Cresswell and Rita May are among the other stars joining the line up.
Trollied is a slice of life populated by the characters we all see every time we go to our local supermarket from the bored checkout operators and ineffectual managers to the irate and often bizarre customers. Indeed, it has been said that the show is the supermarkets’ answer to The Office, maybe due to that fact that it has the same executive producer as The Office in Ash Atalla, whose others credits include The IT Crowd and Man Stroke Woman.
Trollied premieres this Thursday, 4th August on Sky 1 with a double episode.