The series chivalry about the #MeToo movement in Hollywood, comes to Filmin on September 12th. Steve Coogan j Sarah Solman They are the creators and protagonists of this British series that portrays the moral misery of the big film industry.
The Chivalry series arrives at Filmin
Filmin is set to premiere the UK series next Tuesday 12th September chivalry written and starred Steve Coogan (“The Lost King“) and the screenwriter and actress Sarah Solman (“Mrs. Henderson presents“). This is a dramatic comedy that delves into the depths of Hollywood and explores how the #MeToo movement has impacted the film industry and those who make films possible.
Steve Coogan portrays Cameron, a renowned producer and womanizer trying to make a film called “A little death“, directed by a misogynistic and very conservative French director. The film’s end result, with embarrassing sex scenes and a very toxic message, puts the studio in check, who then decides to hire Bobby (Sarah Solman), an independent filmmaker, to try to remake the film and save the furniture. When Bobby joins the team, he finds that Cameron has never lifted a finger and has in fact covered up the previous manager’s inappropriate behavior. Sparks will fly between the two, heated discussions, but also something akin to the flame of love.
In addition to the two protagonists, we find interpreters in the cast such as Sienna Miller (“the sniper“), Wanda Sykes (“I stay as god“) O Amy Landecker (of the series “Transparent“) among others.
Original title: Chivalry
Country: United Kingdom
Directed by: Steve Coogan (Creator), Sarah Solemani (Creator), Marta Cunningham
Guion: Steve Coogan, Sarah Solemani
Cast: Sarah Solemani, Steve Coogan, Wanda Sykes, Adjani Salmon, Kaylen Luke, Robert Lonsdale, Toby Regbo, Lolly Adefope, Sienna Miller, Amy Landecker
Music: Adam Ilhan
Photography: Andrew Strahorn
Company: Baby Cow Productions. Distribution: Channel 4
Genre: Comedy Drama
Steve Coogan j Sarah Solman let the slapstick come alive again in all its glory. A romantic comedy full of misunderstandings, ambiguities and clever jokes about current issues in the world of cinema.
Cameron, an acclaimed film producer, must make amends for his recent failure. Bobby, a feminist filmmaker, makes the “Wake” flag visible. The two face the shooting of a controversial sex scene that will change everything. (of the film)
Trailer for “Chivalry”
Statement by Steve Coogan and Sarah Solemani
Steve Coogan j Sarah Solman They met in Greece during the filming of the film “greed” (2018), by Michael Winterbottom. “Sarah and I had a pretty heated #MeToo conversation there, not aggressive but intense. Michael Winterbottom himself suggested that we write something on this topic together“, remember coogan. No sooner said than done, they both took advantage of the pandemic and Zoom to create the script chivalry, with the intention of using comedy as a vehicle to reflect on the subject. “I enjoy working with Sarah and I like that she provokes me and makes me think about whether I’m right about something or not.” explains the actor.
So much Steve Coogan as Sarah Solman They defend that serious issues like #MeToo, the controversial “cancellations” of public figures, or the question of how to mother and work in an environment as competitive as Hollywood can be addressed through comedy. “Laughter is a great healer when it comes to trauma and shame.“, says Solemani. coogan expanded: “We wanted to use comedy to calm things down and relax people. When someone laughs, they are immediately more willing to listen to a discussion of different viewpoints on the same topic.“
One of the charms of the series is that at the heart of the story we find a romantic plot that connects the two protagonists. “It’s actually an anti-romantic comedy.“, clarifies Solemani: “Bobby leads an idyllic life of marriage and child, but Cameron represents money, power, influence and sex to her. We tell a story about what integrity means today“. coogan emphasizes how different their characters are and the attraction they feel despite their differences: “It’s possible to have feelings for someone that don’t quite align with your values. That happens all the time in life.“