Chivalry: Channel 4 release date, trailer, and cast including Steve Coogan, Sarah Solemani, and Aisling Bea

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Steve Coogan and Sarah Solemani co-created and now star in Chivalry, a new sitcom for Channel 4

Chivalry, a new sitcom starring Steve Coogan and Sarah Solemani, is set to air on Channel 4 on Thursday 21 April.

The series, which is also co-created and co-written by Solemani and Coogan, is about a film production scrambling to get their movie finished after the original director is fired for inappropriate behaviour.

Here’s everything you need to know about Chivalry.

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What is it about?

Chivalry is a sitcom about gender dynamics in the workplace on a film production set. Solemani plays an indie film director charged with handling reshoots for a big blockbuster after the original director is fired, and Coogan is the executive producer trying to detoxify the set as he questions his own past actions.

The official synopsis describes the series as “a fresh new look on gender politics and romance” that “asks the question: can one build and sustain a successful, relevant career in Hollywood without sacrificing principles?”

Who is in the cast?

Sarah Solemani as Bobby and Steve Coogan as Cameron in Chivalry (Matt Crockett/Channel 4)Sarah Solemani as Bobby and Steve Coogan as Cameron in Chivalry (Matt Crockett/Channel 4)
Sarah Solemani as Bobby and Steve Coogan as Cameron in Chivalry (Matt Crockett/Channel 4) | Matt Crockett

Steve Coogan plays Cameron, described by Channel 4 as “a successful film producer and ‘ladies’ man’”. Coogan of course is best known for playing Alan Partridge, but has also appeared in more dramatic roles in Greed, Philomena, and Stan and Ollie. He can next be seen playing Jimmy Savile in BBC drama The Reckoning, expected to air in October.

Sarah Solemani plays Bobby, “a passionate indie-darling filmmaker”. You might recognise Solemani from The Wrong Mans, Bad Education or Bridget Jones’ Baby, but she’s probably best-known for appearing in the BBC Three sitcom Him & Her as Becky.

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Aisling Bea plays intimacy co-ordinator Tatiana. Bea is best-known as a stand-up comedian, but as an actor has appeared in Trollied, Doctor Who, and her own sitcom This Way Up (which I’d really recommend, just as an aside).

Wanda Sykes plays “astute studio executive” Jean Shrill. Sykes – who recently hosted the Academy Awards alongside Amy Schumer and Regina Hall – is a prolific comic actor, who you might recognise from black-ish, The Good Fight, and The Other Two.

Sienna Miller, who recently appeared in Netflix’s Anatomy of a Scandal, plays leading lady Lark, while Lolly Adefope also features as Cameron’s latest assistant Ama. You might recognise Adefope from sitcoms like Ghosts or Shrill, or from her appearance in the fifth series of Taskmaster.

Adjani Salmon plays “Bobby’s devoted and patient husband”, Aston. Salmon recently won acclaim for his appearance in Dreaming While Black, and appeared in the Doctor Who New Year’s special alongside Aisling Bea.

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Who writes and directs Chivalry?

The series was co-created and co-written by Steve Coogan and Sarah Solemani, collaborating as writers for the first time here.

Coogan of course has previously written the film Philomena and much of his Alan Partridge material, while Solemani has written episodes of HBO’s Barry, as well as the BBC series Ridley Road and the 2014 film The Secrets.

Chivalry is directed by Marta Cunningham, who has previously directed episodes of Modern Love, Grace and Frankie, and Dear White People. She’s also directed the pilot episode of AMC’s 61st Street.

Is there a trailer?

Yes, there is. You can watch it right here.

Where and how can I watch Chivalry?

The first two episodes of Chivalry will air as a double bill starting at 10pm on Thursday 21 April.

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It’ll continue to air weekly on Thursdays, and the full series will be available to watch on All4 immediately afterwards.

Why should I watch it?

It’s got a great cast, and looks like it’ll be a funny new take on something that hasn’t been handled in this light before.

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