Today, Apple TV+ unveiled the first trailer for Sharon Horgan-created dark comedy series Bad Sisters. When a member of the Garvey family dies, the series, starring Horgan, Anne-Marie Duff, Eva Birthistle, Sarah Greene, and Eve Hewson, will test the boundaries of sibling love to their breaking point.” To begin, we see a man named John Paul (Claes Bang) (the late husband of a Garvey sister) being buried in the trailer. Despite their presence at the burial, all three sisters appear to be unhappy about it.
In fact, Greene’s character even chuckles when the priest reminisces about John’s good deeds in life. After the ceremony, two detectives from a life insurance firm begin questioning the Garvey sisters because they believe there has been some sort of foul play. Six months later, the trailer flashes back to John’s abusive marriage to Duff (played by Hilary Duff), in which he sought to exert total dominance over her every move. In order to “give nature a helping hand,” her sisters banded together to assassinate John. Knowing that her sister may not be able to leave her husband, the four ladies are ready to do whatever it takes to get rid of the monster that is John.
There will be repeated attempts by the Garvey sisters to murder John as the teaser indicates, but it isn’t simple to kill a guy. With Brett Baer (New Girl) and Dave Finkel (Catastrophe), Karen Cogan, Ailbhe Keogan, Daniel Cullen, Perrie Balthazar, and Paul Howard as executive producers and co-writers, Bad Sisters was created by Horgan (Shining Vale, Catastrophe). Director Dearbhla Walsh also serves as executive producer together with Josephine Bornebusch and Rebecca Gatward. Saise Quinn and Brian Gleeson (both of Peaky Blinders fame) join Daryl McCormack (of Peaky Blinders fame) and Asshaid Bouab (of The Pursuit of Love) as well as newcomer Daryl McCormack in the ensemble for Bad Sisters.
Caviar is executive produced by Malin-Sarah Gozin (Tabula Rasa), Bert Hamelinck and Michael Sagol (Sound of Metal). Horgan, Faye Dorn, and Clelia Mountford executive produce for Merman Television. Hogan’s production firm Merman, which she co-founded with Clelia Mountford and which has a first-look contract with Apple TV+, produced Bad Sisters, the first series to come out of that partnership.
In the official words of the film’s press release:
For as long as anybody can remember, the close-knit Garvey family has looked out for one another. Life insurers begin an inquiry into the sisters after the death of their brother-in-law, and they zero in on the sisters, all of whom had good reasons to kill him. The first two episodes of Bad Sister will debut on Apple TV+ on August 19th. Every Friday after that, the remaining nine episodes of the season will be published.