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Sky has a new comedy coming our way. It's called 'Sick Note', and it stars Nick Frost ('Shaun of the Dead', 'Spaced'), Ruper Grint (the 'Harry Potter' series) and Don Johnson ('Miami Vice', 'Django Unchained').

It tells the story of Daniel Glass (Grint), a compulsive liar who's stuck in a failing relationship and a dead-end job, ruled by his irrepressible boss Keny West (Johnson). When Daniel is diagnosed with oesophageal cancer, he finds everyone takes pity on him and starts treating him better.

However, when he finds out he was misdiagnosed by Dr Ian Glennis (Frost), he decides to pretend to still be ill in order to carry on his new, better life. So, with the help of the incompetent doc, he goes about living a lie, and preventing the truth from coming out.

The series will air in early 2017 and will be directed by BAFTA-winner Matt Lipsey ('Little Britain', 'Psychoville').

"We're delighted to welcome the stellar cast of Rupert Grint, Nick Frost and Don Johnson to Sky Atlantic in this smart new original comedy," said Zai Bennett, director of Sky Atlantic. "They join a high-end stable of US hits like 'Veep' and 'Silicon Valley' alongside great original comedy from the likes of Julia Davis and Steve Coogan."

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