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Frank Skinner will play Johnny Cash in a new series of Sky Arts' 'Urban Myths'.

The series fictionalises urban myths from the world of Hollywood, music, arts and literature. Cash's tale is one of the most offbeat.

It's set in November 1983. Nottingham-based hotel manager Jean (Isy Suttie) finds carnage in room 211, where Cash is staying. He explains he's been visited by a killer ostrich named Waldo. In a series of flashbacks, Cash recounts how Waldo attacked him at his home two years earlier, and turned him to a life of painkiller addiction and heavy drinking.

Now Waldo has followed him to the East Midlands, and he's not happy.

The tale was written by Skinner. It will air on Sky Arts on 26th April at 9pm.

The first series of 'Urban Myths' was generally well-received, though the casting of Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson proved controversial. That episode was cancelled by Sky.

Other episodes featured Eddie Marsan as Bob Dylan, Iran Rheon as Adolf Hitler, Ben Chaplin as Cary Grant and Danny John-Jules as Don King.

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