'Little Mom' has been recommissioned for its fifth series in Israel, and has already been adapted for French and Polish television.
UK public broadcaster Channel 4 has commissioned Hullraisers, a UK adaptation of the Israeli comedy series Little Mom.
The series is co-written by Lucy Beaumont and Anne-Marie O’Connor. Fable Pictures will produce the series with Faye Ward (Rocks) and Hannah Farrell (Toast) serving as Executive Producers.
Hullraisers celebrates female talent, both on and off-screen in a chaotic comedy that embodies the ups and downs of life, friendship, and family.
The series centres on three women; Toni, played by Hull-native Leah Brotherhead (Bridgerton), Rana, played by Taj Atwal (Line of Duty) and Paula, played by Sinead Matthews (The Power) and looks at their dishevelled, messy and joyful lives. The series explores the hilarious and agonising reality of what it is to be a working-class woman juggling work, kids, demanding friends, family and frustrating parents from the school playground – all whilst trying to have some fun too.
Little Mom has been recommissioned for its fifth series in Israel, and has already been adapted for French and Polish television. Little Mom won Best Comedy at the 2014 Rose D’or Awards.
The show is distributed worldwide by Dori Media, which closed the sales deal, and was created and produced by Yoav Gross Productions and creators Lital Schwartz, Shai Ben Atar, Liat Shavit and Yoav Gross, with co-creators: Gil Riva and Roei Florentin and scripts by Liat Shavit and Shai Ben Atar for Channel 13 Israel (CCO Ami Glam).
Speaking about the show, Hannah Farrell/Faye Ward from Fable Pictures said: “We’re so excited to be making this with Lucy and Anne-Marie. Their scripts capture a version of family life we just don’t see enough on TV – Hullraisers puts the focus on working-class women, their friendships and the lengths they go to keep the show on the road! And with Lucy being Hull through-and-through, we hope Hullraisers will be a fitting tribute to the city, its people, and their incredible sense of humour. We feel especially lucky to be working with Leah, Sinead and Taj – three comedic powerhouses! – and to have the brilliant Ian Fitzgibbon bringing these scripts to life.”
Lucy Beaumont added: “It’s an absolute privilege and honour to be working with one of the most talented and dynamic production companies in the UK, and Channel 4, who are absolutely killing it with comedy that raises the bar and pushes boundaries. I’m so excited about showing the world these true Hull characters and the city that has moulded them – a city that has kept its talent and attributes hidden for too long!”
Jack Bayles, Commissioning Editor, Channel 4, stated: “This is a show with a huge heart and a joke rate to match the feels. Led by a trio of wonderfully drawn female characters, we really hope viewers will fall in love with them as much as we have across scripting. We’re thrilled to be working with Lucy, Anne-Marie and the super-talented gang at Fable – and can’t wait to dive into the shoot.”
Hullraisers has been commissioned for Channel 4 by Head of Comedy, Fiona McDermott and Commissioning Editor, Jack Bayles.
The series is produced by Lisa Mitchell (Horrible Histories), directed by Ian Fitzgibbon (Damned) and distributed by Sony Pictures Television.
The series is set to commence filming in Hull and Leeds this summer.