Netflix has ordered an exorcist comedy series, TV Series Finale reports. The show, which is called Crazy Face, was created by Howard Overman (Misfits), BAFTA award recipient.
The series centers on an unlikely pair of demon hunters, played by Cara Theobold (Downton Abbey) and Susan Wokoma (Chewing Gum). Crazy Face shows the unfinished business of the dead such as settling scores, blood to spill, and axes to plant in people’s heads. These troubled souls attempt to work through their problems by possessing the living. The majority of these souls, are amongst us unseen by all but a special few. Amy (Theobold) is one of these lucky few. She works at a bowling alley and never pictured herself facing hell’s legions. But thankfully for Amy, she has Raquel (Wokoma) on her side who’s armed with Wikipedia and a baton she purchased on e-bay. Raquel is a self-made demon hunter with too much baggage plus her social skills are pretty awful. Ultimately, an unlikely bond is formed between Amy and Raquel who are both in their early twenties but manage to kick demon butt.
The series also stars Rianne Steele (In the Flesh) as Amy’s best friend Suzanne, Lewis Reeves (Unforgotten) as Jake, her workplace crush, Arinze Kene (Youngers) as Raquel’s level-headed older brother Tyler, and Tony Curran (Defiance, Sons of Anarchy) as the sinister Callum. The dark exorcism comedy will begin filming its six-part series this week in Bristol, England.
Larry Tanz, the Vice President of Global Television at Netflix said “Crazy Face is an eccentrically unique and entertaining series that will resonate with audiences across the globe. We look forward to once again partnering with Channel 4 to bring quality stories from innovative creators, like Howard Overman, to our members worldwide.”
The executive producers for Crazy Face are Johnny Capps, Julian Murphy, and Overman.
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