Series three of the International Emmy Award nominated comedy series URBAN MYTHS, returns to Sky Arts. The series features eight raucous episodes fictionalising some of the most peculiar stories to have ever leaked out of Hollywood, the music industry and the world of art and culture.
Merman have produced an episode for this series: In 1984, property magnate and entrepreneur Donald Trump bought an American football team. In an attempt to stir up some publicity, he held cheerleader auditions in the basement of Trump Tower with a panel of celebrity judges, including Andy Warhol. Though initially reluctant to take part, Warhol had some unfinished business with the tycoon, who had previously commissioned some artwork which he never paid for. So Warhol decided to use the opportunity to confront the future US president about the debt.
The episode stars Jack McBrayer as Andy Warhol and Anthony Atamanuik as Donald Trump. Natasia Demetriou, Rich Hall, Pearl Mackie, Paul Putner and Mike Wozniak also appear. It has been written by Ben Boyer, produced by Charlie Laurie and directed by Molly Manners. Clelia Mountford and Sharon Horgan are the Executive Producers for Merman.
Other stories in Urban Myths series three include the unlikely decades-long friendship between Princess Margaret and Mick Jagger; the bizarre night out shared between Freddie Mercury and Princess Diana; the day a burglar stumbled upon Grace Jones and artist Jean-Paul Goude’s New York apartment; Madonna’s short but passionate and influential relationship with Jean Michel Basquiat; the infamous trial of Jackie Collins vs. Random House; how Paul McCartney was inspired to write Yesterday and the prolonged visit of Hans Christian Andersen to ‘friend’ Charles Dickens’ family home.
All episodes will be available on demand on Sky Arts and TV streaming service NOW TV from 10 April.