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Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker to Score “Likely Stories” TV Series Based on Neil Gaiman Short Stories

Four Part Series to Air on Sky Arts in the U.K.

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Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker is set to score Likely Stories, a new TV series based on short stories by acclaimed author Neil Gaiman. There will be four half-hour episodes that will air in the U.K. on Sky Arts. There’s no word on when it will premiere and if it will also air in the U.S. (and on which channel if it does). The episodes are being directed by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, who did the Nick Cave documentary 20,000 Days on Earth and will star George MacKay (Pride), Tom Hughes (The Game), Johnny Vegas (Moone Boy), Kenneth Cranham (Maleficent), and Rita Tushingham (Doctor Zhivago).

Gaiman will cameo in each episode and had this to say about the series: “Short stories traditionally do not get a lot of love from television. I’m really excited to see what the team are going to do and make with Likely Stories. They’ve given it real thought and it feels like it’s going to be something very, very special.”

Likely Stories is set in London and blends fantasy and reality. Cocker’s last solo album, Further Complications, was released in 2009.

(Via Deadline and Loaded)


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