10:30pm Thursday 14 June on BBC THREE
Dead Boss is a new comedy with a little murder mystery thrown in. Written by Sharon Horgan and Holly Walsh, the series stars Sharon as Helen Stephens, who has been falsely imprisoned for murdering her boss.
A stellar cast join Sharon including Jennifer Saunders, Bryony Hannah, Geoff McGivern, Ricky Champ, Tom Goodman-Hill, as well as cameo appearances from Caroline Quentin, Miranda Richardson, John Sessions and Carl Barat.
When Helen (Sharon Horgan) is wrongly sentenced to 12 years in prison for the murder of her boss, she is sure it is only a matter of time before this horrible mistake is sorted. However everyone around Helen seems to be conspiring to keep her on the inside…
Helen’s fianc� and alibi, Justin (Barnaby Kay) has mysteriously disappeared, while Helen’s self-obsessed sister Laura (Aisling Bea) is busy taking over her old life, flat and job. Then there’s Henry (Edward Hogg), her infatuated colleague who realises his prison visits are the only guaranteed way to spend time with her. Helen also has to cope with Tony (Geoff McGivern), her hapless lawyer, who promises ‘no win some fee’.
This first episode sees Helen struggling with the challenges of her new life in Broadmarsh Prison. From Margaret (Jennifer Saunders), the governor, who sees prisoners as an irritation and Christine (Bryony Hannah), Helen’s arsonist cellmate who just wants a hug, to Top Dog (Lizzie Roper), the big cheese among the inmates who takes an instant dislike to Helen.
The series was commissioned by Zai Bennett, Controller BBC Three and Cheryl Taylor, Controller Comedy Commissioning. It is being made by BBC In-House Comedy Productions and the Executive Producer is Jo Sargent. The Director is Steve Bendelack and the producer is Caroline Norris.