When does it run? James McAvoy Sharon Horgan star

Together is the highly anticipated new BBC Two comedy drama starring James McAvoy and Sharon Horgan, but when does it start?

Why is? And where have we seen this cast before?

We answer these questions and more about this new series below …

What is Together on BBC Two about?

Together is billed as a love story in lockdown.

A comedy drama created by award-winning writer Dennis Kelly promises to be fun and very relatable.

The film revolves around a couple who have been aloof for years.

Acclaimed writer Dennis Kelly wrote Together for BBC Two (Credit: SplashNews)

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After constantly ignoring each other rather than parting, they inevitably get forced together during lockdown.

As they face their differences and grievances, hard truths come to light.

Although connected through their son Arty, they don’t have much in common otherwise.

The wife (just referred to as She) has a busy charity job and the husband (just referred to as He) runs a successful consulting firm.

But after they had to take employees off, they suddenly have a lot of nothing to do.

Who is the main character in Together?

Together they play Sharon Horgan as She and James McAvoy as He.

James McAvoy in Together on BBC Two
James plays “He” in Together (Image: SplashNews)

What else did James McAvoy experience?

James McAvoy, 42, is a Scottish actor best known for his lead role in the hit psychological film Split.

Other prominent roles include the role of the narrator in The Bridge, Lord Asriel in His Dark Materials, Steve in Shameless, and Professor Charles Xavier in X Men: Apocalypse.

James said of Together, “Dennis writes so funny for these characters and his script had me on the first few pages.

“When I heard that Sharon was helping direct Stephen Daldry, it was a breeze.

“It’s a hilarious, heartfelt, entertaining, and subconsciously hilarious exploration of a relationship and a couple facing real tragedy in a year we’ve all lived through.”

Sharon Horgan in Together on BBC Two
Sharon Horgan plays as “She” in Together (Image: SplashNews)

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What else did Sharon Horgan experience?

Sharon Horgan, 50, is an English-Irish actress and writer who created the hit HBO series Divorce.

The series played Sarah Jessica Parker and ran for three seasons.

As an actress, she has had roles such as Catastrophe, This Way Up and Pulling.

She has also provided various voice actors for cartoons. This includes disenchantment and house training.

Sharon said of Together, “I think everyone who was involved in this film had no intention of doing a COVID drama, but then we read Dennis’ script and changed our minds.

“We shot this in ten days so it was a wonderfully stressful experience. Working with Dennis – and Stephen Daldry and James McAvoy, both of whom I have admired for years – has been a pleasure.

“But it also felt like we were doing something important. And the fact that it feels like news means that not enough has been said about the death toll from COVID, the tragedy of so many needlessly lost lives.

When is Together on BBC Two?

Together will air on Thursday June 17th at 9pm on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer.

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