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Based on Sky’s 2018 BAFTA-winning short of the same name, which was written by SHARON HORGAN and produced by MERMAN, DREAMLAND is a comedy-drama about secrets, lies, loves and aspirations within a family of four sisters. Set in the sun-drenched British seaside town of Margate, it is a dark comedic exploration of multi-generational female relationships, and their (somewhat dysfunctional) family dynamics.

Eldest sister Trish (AGYEMAN) is pregnant for the third time with her partner Spence (KIELL SMITH-BYNOE). And this time, she’s decided: it’s going to be a girl. Her two sisters Clare (GABBY BEST) and Leila (AIMEE-FFION EDWARDS) rally around her with their mum (FRANCES BARBER) and their Margate-legend nan (SHEILA REID), “manifesting” a little girl at Trish’s ‘mani-festival’., But when their other sister, Mel (ALLEN), makes an unexpected reappearance back into their lives, her return threatens to destabilise the entire family. A knock on their door and their ‘Dreamland’ is no more…
The series also features a guest star appearance from Samantha Bond as Orla.

Dreamland on IMDB

Written by
Gabby Best, Sarah Kendall, Emma Jane Unsworth and Sharma Walfall.

Ellie Heydon

Jane Bell

Executive Producers
Clelia Mountford and Sharon Horgan for Merman, Alex Moody and Jon Mountague for Sky Studios.

Lily Allen, Freema Agyeman, Kiell Smith-Bynoe, Aimee-Ffion Edwards, Gabby Best, Frances Barber,  Sheila Reid, Martina Laird.

Sky Studios

Transmission Date
6th April 2023

“The performances pack a punch.”  “Dreamland offers a lot of heart. It shows the female experience in many of its guises and is a breath of fresh sea air in more ways than one.”  Evening Standard

“A raucous celebration of female solidarity and sisterhood.”   The Guardian: Going out & Staying in   

“Female friendships are right at the centre”   “Brilliant cast”   Heat :Must Watch Show


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