Perhaps either taking a page from former husband Lenny Henry’s brilliant portrayal of culinary genius, Gareth Blackstock, in the comedy series, Chef, or remembering her portrayal of Geraldine Granger and her love of all things food-related in Vicar of Dibley, Dawn French has signed on for a new Sky1 comedy series, Delicious, which will begin filming soon. Additional casting just announced has Silent Witness star Emilia Fox, Game Of Thrones actor Iain Glen and veteran theatre and television actress Sheila Hancock alongside French.
The 4-part series, written by Dan Sefton (Mr Selfridge, Death in Paradise, Secret Diary of a Call Girl), will see the former resident of Dibley star as Gina, a passionate cook who was once married to Leo Vincent, a successful entrepreneur, chef and hotel owner, with whom she shares a daughter. Leo made his fortune from his exceptional Italian cooking. Leo definitely owes much of his success to Gina’s exceptional cooking, but since leaving her for the glamorous Sam (Fox), his business has continued to thrive at the idyllic Penrose Hotel in the Tamar Valley. Now, you’re going to have to follow me closely here…
When Sam has suspicions that Leo is having an affair, she confides in Gina, confident that she’ll recognize the signs. Only to later discover that it’s Gina herself who is the ‘other woman’. The secrets and scandals that spill out are proof that sleeping with another woman’s husband is never a good idea – even if he was your husband first. As Sam and Gina try to fix their broken families, will a friendship rise from the ashes of betrayal or will they tear each other apart?