Filming is currently underway for the upcoming three-part TV series The Fabulous Baker Boys, and we just learned from IMDb that Eve Myles will be playing the role of Sarah.
According to this BBC press listing from 2008, The Fabulous Baker Boys will be made by BBC Wales’ in-house drama department and is due for broadcast in 2010.
The press release for this upcoming three-part TV series makes it clear that it has little or nothing to do with the 1989 film of the same name, even though it’s been said that it’s a remake:
The Fabulous Baker Boys is written by two of Wales’ leading writers – Helen Raynor, who has network credits including Torchwood and Doctor Who, and award-winning playwright Gary Owen who has worked with the Royal National Theatre and the National Theatre of Scotland, as well as community groups like Bridgend Youth Theatre and the Prince’s Trust.
Russell T Davies will act as creative consultant for the project.
The Fabulous Baker Boys is a contemporary drama firmly rooted in the reality of a small valleys town. When the local factory is threatened with closure it strikes at the heart of the community.
The series will follow the challenges and triumphs of the workers and their families as they battle against all the odds to keep their factory going.
We’re delighted to be working with the dedicated and brilliant Drama team at BBC Wales. The Fabulous Baker Boys puts contemporary Welsh life and characters centre-stage, and we’re thrilled to be writing something so close to our hearts.
Helen Raynor adds:
Being able to build on all the successes of recent years by making a truly home-grown ‘grass roots’ drama is a real privilege.
Russell T Davies says:
This is a brilliant and shining idea, and Welsh right down to its bootstraps. I’m delighted to be a small part of it, and can’t wait to see what the wonderful minds of Helen and Gary have got in store.
Update: The Fabulous Baker Boys will be a three-part series.