Rowan Atkinson is set to return to physical comedy in a new Netflix series titled Guy Vs Bee, which follows a man as he battles a pesky bug.
Atkinson is a known face to millions of fans across the globe because to the worldwide popularity of Mr. Bean, and Netflix will be hoping that the actor will reach global audience penetration.
Will Davies, who worked with Atkinson on the Johnny English film series, has been a collaborator on the new series. Here’s all we know about the programme, which is guaranteed to get fans excited…
When will Man Vs. Bee be released?
Man Vs. Bee, which will be available on Netflix on June 24th, will be one of many summer blockbusters to look forward to. Only 10 minutes long, it will be made up of ten separate episodes.
The storyline of Man vs. Bee
In a release, Netflix explained the show’s premise: “It’s Rowan Atkinson’s first time playing a new character in this zany comedy. While house sitting a lavish estate, a guy finds himself himself in a battle with a bee. Which side will emerge victorious, and how much irreversible damage will be done?”
The programme is one of several produced by Netflix in the UK after the establishment of a UK production team in the nation.
Director of Original Series As Anne Mensah explained, “Setting up a team entirely based in the United Kingdom was always about connecting with the fantastic programme makers here—to provide a space for writers, producers, directors and actors that feels local… but also provides talent the opportunity to make shows that will impact on a global scale.”
An all-star cast of Man vs Bee
With the addition of Rowan Atkinson, we now have a list of more cast members for Man vs Bee. Jing Lusi, star of Crazy Rich Asians, has been cast as Nina, the mansion owner whose home Rowan Atkinson is house-sitting.
Greg McHugh (Fresh Meat) is the Gardener, while India Fowler (White Lines) portrays a character called Maddy. Julian Rhind-Tutt (Bridget Jones’s Baby) plays Nina’s husband Christian.
Trevor’s ex-wife, Claudie Blakley (Manhunt), and the police officer, Tom Basden (After Life), complete the cast.
Trailer for the film Man vs. Bee
The Man Vs Bee teaser from Netflix is officially out, and it provides us a glimpse of the mayhem that bumbling dad Trevor produces while attempting (and failing) to exterminate the bothersome bee in Nina’s posh estate.
Rowan Atkinson’s return to physical comedy after saying he disliked it.
Last January, Rowan Atkinson drew a lot of attention when he said that playing Mr. Bean causes him bodily discomfort. Rowan Atkinson, the British actor who played Mr. Bean, thinks that the character’s followers have moved on because he has. Radio Times interviewed Atkinson and asked him:
“Visually, I find it simpler to portray the character. Playing him isn’t fun for me. It’s difficult to bear the weight of one’s responsibilities. It’s hectic and taxing, and I’m eagerly anticipating its conclusion.”
With roles in Johnny English and now Man Vs Bee, Atkinson has shown that he can do serious acting as well, as he has done on ITV’s Maigret.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory star Rowan Atkinson will next feature in Wonka opposite Sally Hawkins, Olivia Colman, Keegan-Michael Key, and Timothee Chalamet. In 2023, Paul King (Paddington) will helm the film Wonka, which will have its world debut on Christmas Day.