TV: When does Karl Pilkington's Sick of It start on Sky One?
Karl Pilkington is back in a new scripted comedy series, written for Sky One.
Sick of It is a scripted series that follows Karl, a middle-aged man recently ditched by his long-term girlfriend, as he muddles through life and attempts to make sense of the modern world.
Now living with his elderly auntie, Karl's closest companion is the voice in his head, a crotchety, misanthropic alter ego who takes the form of his doppelgänger - it's the uncensored true version of Karl that says what he really thinks without the risk of offending others. As Karl attempts to move on from the break up and sort out his life, the voice in his head appears periodically to guide, criticise and dispense his unorthodox philosophy of life.
Karl Pilkington said: “For most people the inner self is there to help make decisions but mine mainly confuses me and pushes me in the wrong direction. I’d say that doing this series was inner self’s idea. I’ve only just realised that I’m playing myself twice but only being paid once. Like I say, my inner self doesn’t really look out for me.”
From the award-winning team behind An Idiot Abroad and The Moaning of Life, Sick of It is created and written by Karl Pilkington and Richard Yee, who also executive produce along with Krishnendu Majumdar. Richard Yee directs. From Me+You Productions and Alrite Productions.
Sick of It will première on 27 September.