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British Cringe Comedy ‘Hapless’ Sets U.S. Streaming Launch On Peacock

EXCLUSIVE: UK cringe comedy Hapless from director Gary Sinyor (The Bachelor, Leon The Pig Farmer) is set to launch stateside on Peacock on April 10th.

All 14 episodes from season one and two will be available. Above is the trailer.

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Hapless follows the misadventures of Paul Green (played by Outlander and Good Omens 2 actor Tim Downie), a single, freelance journalist working for the fourth largest Jewish publication in the UK. Across both seasons, Hapless chronicles Paul and his constant ability to end up in the most awkward – situations.

Also starring are Jeany Spark (Black Mirror), Mike Fenton Stevens (Slow Horses) and stand-up comedian Josh Howie. Guest stars include Sally Phillips (Veep) and Nick Blood (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.).

The sitcom has been described as similar in its approach to U.S. hit Curb Your Enthusiasm. It previously played on Prime in the UK and Viaplay in a handful of international territories.

“The goal of Hapless has always been to unite viewers through laugh-out-loud comedy,” said Sinyor. “Peacock has been a great partner by bringing my off-beat British/Jewish humor combo to the States which is the ultimate home of long-running classic sitcoms. I hope my particular brand of storytelling will appeal to our American cousins on the left, right and centre. Frankly, you could do with a laugh.”

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