Katherine Parkinson stars in this new Channel 4 comedy about a woman who uses an Excel spreadsheet to organize her love life
Spreadsheet, a new sitcom about a woman who extensively catalogs her sexual experiences, arrives on Channel 4 on Wednesday 18 May.
The series, which was filmed and set in Australia, also stars Katherine Parkinson and Rowan Witt.
Here’s everything you need to know about Spreadsheet.
What is Spreadsheet about?
Spreadsheet is about Lauren, a recently divorced lawyer and mother of two who is looking for sex without commitment. With the help of her close friend Alex, she creates a table of potential partners and tries to be as organized and efficient as possible in her search.
However, it doesn’t take long before she’s faced with more complications than even the carefully curated Excel spreadsheet can handle.
Who stars in Spreadsheet?
Katherine Parkinson plays Lauren, the creator of the track chart. You might recognize Parkinson’s from her starring role on The IT Crowd, or her recent role as a Taskmaster contestant, or dramatic roles like Channel 4’s Humans and a cameo on Sherlock.
Rowan Witt plays Alex, Lauren’s best friend. Witt is an Australian actor and musician who works primarily in theater and has had roles in The Book of Mormon and Les Mis. On screen, he is best known for his childhood roles in Home and Away and The Matrix.
They are joined by Stephen Curry (Fat Tony & Co) as Matt, Katrina Milosevic (Wentworth) as Ange, Robbie J. Magasiva (Wentworth) as Jake, Ryan Shelton (Hamish & Andy) as Simon, Zahra Newman (Neighbours) as Helena and Kerry Armstrong (Lantana) as Carol, among others.
Who writes and runs Spreadsheet?
Kala Ellis writes every episode of Spreadsheet. In addition to Spreadsheet, Ellis has worked on the Australian satirical series News of the Wild and as a producer on Top Gear Australia.
“Spreadsheet” is directed by Sian Davies, who previously worked on “Wentworth,” and Darren Ashton, who directed the comedy “Hardball.”
Is there a trailer for Spreadsheet?
yes there is You can watch it here and see how Katherine Parkinson gets into various comic book hijinks involving sex and spreadsheets. Should the series have been called Sexcel? Probably not, it’s not a very good joke.
How many episodes does Spreadsheet have?
Spreadsheet consists of a total of eight episodes, each about half an hour long.
Where and how can I view Spreadsheet?
You can watch Spreadsheet on Channel 4. The series begins Wednesday May 18th at 9pm with a double count of episodes, with the entire series available as a boxset on All4.
Why should I view Spreadsheet?
While Katherine Parkinson is first and foremost a very talented comics actress, this is also an opportunity to meet a range of new Australian talent that you’ve probably never seen before.