Apple TV+ today debuted the trailer for Still Up, the upcoming comedy series starring Antonia Thomas and Craig Roberts, and co-created and written by Steve Burge and Natalie Walter. The new eight-episode comedy will make its global debut on Apple TV+ with the first three episodes on Friday, September 22, followed by new episodes every Friday through October 27th.
Still Up is an almost romantic comedy set in the after-hours world of insomniacs Danny (Roberts) and Lisa (Thomas) who have no secrets except their feelings for each other. Also starring in the ensemble cast are Blake Harrison, Lois Chimimba, Luke Fetherston and Rich Fulcher.
As seen in the trailer above, Danny and Lisa are insomniacs who have tried everything from hypnotism to acupuncture to new pills called Snoozers (that make everything taste like cabbage) to get a good night’s sleep. Nothing has worked, and they have been suffering for months.
While everyone is asleep, they pass the time communicating with each other via texts and phone calls, night after night. While they are just friends to the outside world and to each other’s partners, Danny and Lisa can be more than just friends. Which causes Lisa’s boyfriend, Veggie, to explain dishearteningly, ‘When I’m sleeping, there’s this whole world of Lisa’s that I know nothing about. I don’t think you know what it’s like for your partner to come alive as soon as you go to bed.’
Will Lisa and Danny ever find a cure to their insomnia? Will we ever see them communicate in person? We’ll have to wait until September to find out.
Still Up is co-created and written by Burge and Walter and is directed by BAFTA Award nominee John Addis. Bryce Hart also writes on the series. The series is produced for Apple TV+ by Various Artists Limited and is executive produced by BAFTA Award winner Paul Schlesinger and Emmy Award winner Phil Clarke. Arabella McGuigan serves as producer.