Friday 17th December 2021
Dave's new scripted comedy special We Are Not Alone (1x120') today reveals its star-studded cast. We Are Not Alone stars Declan Baxter (Jerk, There She Goes), Joe Thomas (The Inbetweeners), Vicki Pepperdine (Worzel Gummidge), Georgia May Foote (Coronation Street), Amanda Abbington (Sherlock), Mike Wozniak (Man Down), Evelyn Mok (I Hate Suzie), Bruce Mackinnon (Episodes), Lucien Leon Laviscount (Snatch), Laurence Rickard (Ghosts), Ben Willbond (Ghosts), Dane Baptiste (Sunny D), Rob Delaney (Catastrophe), Ellie White (The Other One) and Miles Jupp (Rev).
Set six weeks after the Gu'un aliens have invaded and completely conquered Earth, We Are Not Alone explores the culture clash between humankind and its new masters, who are trying to make sense of a planet so confusing and idiotic that its inhabitants can't even agree which side of the road to drive on.
Declan Baxter stars as Stewart, the Gu'un's official hapless human liaison who ends up saddled with alien Greggs (Joe Thomas) for a housemate. Stewart must help the Gu'uns deliver their message to the masses and win favour with humankind, while also aiding the human resistance and managing his enduring crush on Georgia May Foote's Elodie.
We Are Not Alone is written by Laurence Rickard and Ben Willbond and produced by Big Talk (The Outlaws, Back, Friday Night Dinner.)
We Are Not Alone is commissioned for UKTV by Pete Thornton, head of scripted, and Sarah Asante, commissioning editor, comedy, and ordered by Cherie Cunningham, Dave channel director. Richard Watsham is director of commissioning for UKTV and Steve North is genre general manager, comedy and entertainment. We Are Not Alone is directed by Fergal Costello (Brain In Gear) and produced by Philip Leach (The Bay). Executive producers for Big Talk are Kenton Allen, Matthew Justice and Victoria Grew.
We Are Not Alone will air on Dave and UKTV Play in 2022.
International distribution will be handled by BBC Studios. Big Talk is part of ITV Studios.
For more information, please contact: Ben.Duncan@UKTV.co.uk