British actress and comedian Katherine Ryan (the upcoming series The Fix) has gotten a new series on Netflix called The Duchess as well as a new stand-up comedy special. Ryan will write, executive produce and star in The Duchess, which follows the powerful and problematic choices of a fashionably-disruptive single mom living in London. Her daughter, Olive, is her greatest love, so she debates a second child with her greatest enemy — Olive’s dad. Can two wrongs make another right?
There will be six episodes in the scripted series, which will also be executive produced by Dave Becky & Josh Lieberman for 3Arts; and Murray Ferguson, Petra Fried, and Ed Macdonald for Clerkenwell Films (The End of the F***ing World)
In addition to The Duchess, Ryan will bring her acclaimed, sold out 2018 UK tour show Glitter Room to Netflix for an hour-long stand-up comedy special after an unprecedented four-week run at London’s Garrick Theatre in the West End. The special tapes on December 11 at The Belasco Theater in Los Angeles and launches globally in 2019. This is Ryan’s second Netflix stand-up special, following 2017’s Katherine Ryan: In Trouble. Glitter Room is produced by Irwin Entertainment, Inc and 3Arts. It is executive produced by Ryan, Kitty Laing, John Irwin, Dave Becky, and Josh Lieberman.
Ryan is known for her work as a writer, performer and stand-up comedian and recently hosted an all-female version of Channel 4‘s 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and fronted the UK version of How’d You Get So Rich, also on Channel 4. She hosted The Stand Up Show with Katherine Ryan for The Comedy Network in Canada which was filmed during the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal and will be released later this year. She will star in Netflix’s upcoming 10-part panel series The Fix with host Jimmy Carr and other regular panelist D.L Hughley. Katherine has judged three seasons of Comedy Central UK’s Roast Battle, their highest rated series, and has co-hosted four successful series of Your Face or Mine with Jimmy Carr also for Comedy Central UK.
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