Merman, the production company founded and run by award-winning duo Sharon Horgan and Clelia Mountford, is producing a brand new 5 x 30 comedy-drama for BBC Four written by Shaun Pye (The Rack Pack, A Young Doctor’s Notebook, Todd Margaret)
There She Goes is about a severely learning disabled 9-year-old girl Rosie (Miley Locke), her dad Simon (David Tennant), mum Emily (Jessica Hynes) and brother Ben (Edan Hayhurst).
All the stories and characters are drawn from the real life experience of writer Shaun Pye, whose daughter was born in 2006 with an extremely rare and, to date, undiagnosed chromosomal disorder.
Each episode shines a light on day-to-day life with Rosie – unique experiences from simply trying to take her to the park to trying to explain that everyday isn’t her birthday.
A second timeline in 2006 shows the effect having a severely disabled child had on the family unit, how it threatened to disintegrate but ultimately brought them even closer.
There She Goes (5×30’) will be made by Merman for BBC Four and was commissioned by Alex Moody, Commissioning Editor, Comedy. Written by Shaun Pye, it will be directed by Simon Hynd and will be produced by Merman’s Clelia Mountford. The Executive Producer for Merman is Sharon Horgan. Filming will begin in July 2018.
There She Goes will be distributed internationally by Sky Vision.
Clelia Mountford and Sharon Horgan, Co-Founders, Merman, said:
“We are so pleased to bring Shaun’s story to BBC Four with this stellar cast. There She Goes may not always be an easy watch but, at its core, is an attempt to understand and celebrate the wonderful world of Rosie.”