European pay-TV operator Sky 1 has commissioned UK indie 7 Wonder to produce comedian Micky Flanagan’s latest provocative series The Micky Flanagan Detours.
The six-part series will see the English funnyman (pictured) exploring some of the biggest themes in life and unanswered questions, including whether mid-life crises exist; why Brits think of themselves as “plucky underdogs”; can Germans be offended; and whether leather waistcoats have any place in modern society. It’s slated to premiere early next year and will also be made available across Sky-owned digital streaming service Now TV.
The Micky Flanagan Detours marks Flanagan’s second docuseries to air across Sky 1, following 2014′s Micky Flanagan’s Detour de France, which saw the humorist undertake “the ultimate test of man’s endurance, the French, as he pretended to cycle his way round France.”
The series is co-produced by 7 Wonder and Sky with the Micky Flanagan- and Christian Knowles Productions-owned Double Busy.
Double Busy’s Christian Knowles, 7 Wonder’s Alexandra Fraser and Sky’s Shirley Jones will co-executive produce the series, which is series directed by Mike Reilly and series produced by Michelle Crowther for 7 Wonder.
“We’re so chuffed to be welcoming Micky Flanagan back to Sky 1 as he explores the great themes of our time, and takes us on his journey through the inner workings of his mind covering despair, joy, owning a dog and dressing head to toe in leather,” said Sky 1 director Adam MacDonald in a statement. “One thing is for certain – it will definitely have us all thinking, talking and laughing.”