MAMMALS set for BFI London Film Festival World Premiere


Playwright Jez Butterworth will bring his Prime Video series MAMMALS to the festival. Starring Sally Hawkins and James Corden, the episodic series explores marriage and monogamy.

Following last year’s incredibly successful debut, the LFF Series strand returns to showcase some of the best in new episodic programming from around the world, with three World Premieres including comedy-drama MAMMALS.

James Corden (Gavin & Stacey, The Late Late Show) and Sally Hawkins (Paddington, The Shape of Water) star in the latest series from Spectre co-writer and Britannia co-creator, with Melia Kreiling (Filthy Rich), Colin Morgan (Humans), Henry Lloyd-Hughes (Killing Eve) and Samuel Anderson (Witless) joining the six-part series.

Corden, who recently starred in Cinderella and The Prom, has long professed to being a fan of Butterworth, who is arguably best known for his stage work with plays such as Jerusalem and The Ferryman. He previously said that Butterworth told him it was a “punk move” to take on The Late Late Show and urged him to make his next move “be a punk move too”.

Tickets are now sold out for the MAMMALS premiere at BFI London Film Festival.

The full 66th BFI London Film Festival line up is available here.