Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA.

Today we will be looking at a comedy that is a comedy that was originally a pilot for USA television – Motherland.

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Opening Sequence / Theme Tune

 

About the Show

Summary of Plot

Its about navigating the trials and traumas of middle-class motherhood, looking at the competitive side and unromantic take on parenting – not the cute and acceptable public face of motherhood. – IMDb

Number of Seasons / Episodes

2 seasons

Characters:

 

Anna Maxwell Martin – Julia

Lucy Punch – Amanda

Diane Morgan – Liz

Paul Ready -Kevin

Phillipa Dunne – Anne

 

Trivia

  • Was originally a 2011 pilot on the American network ABC. However, Sharon Horganreworked the script when the pilot wasn’t picked up for a full season and collaborated with Graham Linehan on turning it into a British comedy series instead. It was picked up for a full season in October 2016.
  • First broadcasted on 6th September 2016
  • Set in London

 

Clips

Impressing the Alpha Mums

 

Trailer