Sky 1 announces full cast for Jack Whitehall comedy drama Bounty Hunters

Sky 1 announces full cast for Jack Whitehall comedy drama Bounty Hunters



Sky 1 and Cave Bear Productions have announced a stellar cast for Jack Whitehall’s new action-comedy drama, Bounty Hunters, including Oscar nominated Rosie Perez (Fearless, White Men Can’t Jump, Do the Right Thing), Robert Lindsay (My Family Hornblower, GBH) and Charity Wakefield (Wolf Hall, Dr Who, Sense and Sensibility). 

Written by Jack Whitehall and Freddy Syborn, who previously wrote Bad Education together, this Sky1 and NOW TV series will star Jack Whitehall as Barnaby Walker, a British antiques dealer sorting out his family’s cash-strapped antiques business. However, when Barnaby unwittingly buys a “blood antiquity” looted from the war-torn Middle East, he calls on help from tough New York based bounty hunter Nina Morales (Rosie Perez), to return the statue and try to get his money back. 

Lindsay will play the role of Barnaby Walker’s father, Nigel. Recently hospitalised after a mystery accident, he had secretly dabbled in the “blood antique” market from within his cluttered Wimbledon antique shop. Rogue, scatty and wild, Leah, will be played by arguably one of the UKs most exciting actresses, Charity Wakefield. 

Other key cast roles include Sophie Thompson (Olivier award winner with Into the Woods, Four Weddings and a Funerals, Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows), Bradley James (Merlin, Damien), Ben Bailey Smith (David Brent: Life on the Road), Olga Merediz (Evita, Orange is the New Black), Nigel Betts (Doctor Who, Emmerdale), Corey Johnson (Captain Phillips, The Bourne Ultimatum), Kyle Soller (Poldark) and Christian Ochoa (Pitch, Her Story).

Bounty Hunters is currently in production and is set to air on Sky 1 and TV streaming service NOW TV in autumn 2017. 

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Notes to Editors 

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About Cave Bear Productions 

Cave Bear Productions is a comedy production label within Tiger Aspect, an Endemol Shine UK company. Previous credits include Bad Education (BBC 3), Bad Education Movie, Decline and Fall (BBC 1), Man Like Mobeen (BBC 3), Spencer Jones’s Christmas (Sky) and Together (BBC3).
Tiger Aspect Productions is internationally recognised as one of the UK’s most successful and prolific independent television producers. Producing high profile, multi genre content for both UK and international audiences, current productions include Benidorm (ITV 1), Drunk History (Comedy Central), Crackonory (Dave), Good Karma Hospital (ITV 1), Mr Bean, Murder in Successville (BBC 3/1), Peaky Blinders (BBC 2) and Ripper Street (Amazon).