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Dead Boss: Series 1
Dead Boss BBC3
Jennifer Saunders is to play a prison governor described as a "sexual Margret Thatcher" in this new BBC3 sitcom.
Dead Boss was written by Pulling's Sharon Horgan and stand-up comic Holly Walsh,and stars Horgan as Helen,a prison inmate falsely convicted of murdering her boss.
According to Walsh,Saunders plays the psychotic head of the jail as "a woman of culture and elegance who finds playing mind games with guards and prisoners to be good for her morale.
Walsh said Dead Boss was influenced by "comedy films that went for big jokes,like Police Squad,Stir Crazy and The Other Guys.
"We wanted to make something with big,colourful characters-like a John Walters film",she added."We spent ages casting for people who not only are great comic actors but also had really expressive faces".
Dead Boss is expected to be broadcast in April 2012.
I loved Sharon Horgan's previous sitcom Pulling so I'll definitely give this a look. I like the comparison to a John Waters film but not sure about likening it to The Other Guys which was a crock of sh*t. I'll give it a go anyway.
Dead Boss episode:1 starts tonight 14th June on BBC3 at 10:30pm followed by the second episode at 11:00pm.