Super Channel is pleased to announce that it has acquired the UK comedy series, Damned, from global content leader Lionsgate. The six-episode first season will premiere Wednesday, March 27 at 9 p.m. ET On Super Channel Fuse. This will be immediately followed by the six-episode second season, which will premiere on Wednesday, May 8 at 9 p.m. ET. Each half-hour episode of Damned will also be available on Super Channel On Demand, the day following its linear broadcast premiere.
Starring Jo Brand (Getting On) and Alan Davies (Bob & Rose, Jonathan Creek) Damned is a dark comedy series based around the lives of two rather jaded social workers. It is a sharply written, warmly comical and frequently poignant observation on what it means to try your best amidst the most frustrating of circumstances.
Social workers Rose (Brand) and Al (Davies) work in a children’s services department, dealing every day with the all too familiar social issues that flood the media. Swimming against a tide of bureaucracy and pedantry, and contending with the absurdities and irrationalities of life in a county council office, Damned follows Al and Rose and their colleagues as they navigate their way through their equally trying professional and personal lives.
A sitcom that’s more bitter than sweet, and shot through with the dark humour that rears its head in any job which is stressful and harrowing, Damned also stars Morwenna Banks (Skins, The Thick of It, Miss You Already), Kevin Eldon (Game of Thrones, Nighty Night), Isy Suttie (Peep Show), Himesh Patel (Eastenders), Georgie Glen (Waterloo Road), Aisling Bea and Marjorie Yates (Shameless).