REVIEW: Sky One’s brand new comedy drama Bounty Hunters collides two opposite worlds on the run in a haphazardly thrilling chase
Bounty Hunters premieres on Sky One this October, and TVGuide.co.uk has reviewed episode one of the series to give you a taste of what to expect.
When the quiet, book-smart Barnaby attempts to single-handedly save his father’s antiques business, he unwittingly ends up doing more harm than good. Now stripped of £50,000, Barnaby and his sister call on Brooklyn bounty hunter Nina Morales to help him get his money back. However, little did they know Nina is wanted by a lethal Mexican drug cartel, meaning the missing 50 grand was only the beginning of Barnaby’s problems…
Sky One’s brand new comedy drama series brings TV lovers the best of both worlds. Bounty Hunters has all the excitement of a drug cartel, Breaking Bad-style series show, wrapped up with all the appeal of a British comedy show.
The show has a brilliant cast. Oscar nominee Rosie Perez is fiery and dripping with cool confidence as Nina, while Jack Whitehall’s comic timing is as on point as always as the painfully straight-cut Barnaby. It is the dynamic between these two actors, though, that works so well. The characters couldn’t be more different and yet they develop a relationship that’s both ridiculously funny and really quite endearing.
The series also stars Robert Lindsay, Charity Wakefield, Sophie Thompson, Bradley James, Doc Brown and Olga Merediz.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re a fan of comedy or action, British series or American, Bounty Hunters has something that will appeal to everyone.
Bounty Hunters premieres Wednesday 25 October at 10pm on Sky One.