Rowan Atkinson, well known for his roles in Mr. Bean and Johnny English, has joined forces with Netflix to expand its comedy offerings. The ten-part Netflix original series Man vs. Bee, which premieres on June 24, 2022, will be available in multiple languages. Atkinson will return with old writing collaborator William Davies, with whom he collaborated on the Johnny English trilogies, for Netflix’s Man vs. Bee.
In the new Netflix comedy series Man Vs. Bee, about a man’s struggle against a problematic insect, Rowan Atkinson makes a welcome return to the genre.
Mr. Bean, a comedic character created by Rowan Atkinson, has gained him a worldwide celebrity with millions of followers. The streaming service is betting on the celebrity’s ability to reach a global audience.
Atkinson and Will Davies, with whom he previously worked on the Johnny English film series, have created a new television series. Fans of the show will be anxious for further information, so here is what we currently know.
Man vs. Bee’s Release Date
The show is scheduled to debut on Netflix on June 24, 2022, at 12:00 a.m. PT/3:00 a.m. ET. The Netflix debut will be televised worldwide in real time. When the programme is scheduled to be released on the day it is scheduled to be released, it will likely be released in the Midwest around 2:00 a.m. CT. The first season contains ten episodes, each lasting between ten and twenty minutes.
With the addition of Rowan Atkinson, the cast of Man vs. Bee is now complete. It has been confirmed that Crazy Rich Asians actor Jing Lusi would play Nina, the woman whose mansion Rowan Atkinson is watching while he is on tour.
Julian Rhind-Tutt (Bridget Jones’s Baby), Nina’s husband, portrays Christian, while Greg McHugh portrays the Gardener and India Fowler, best known for her part in White Lines, portrays a woman named Maddy.
Claudie Blakley (Manhunt) and Tom Basden (After Life) round out the cast as Trevor’s ex-wife and police officer, respectively.
- Rowan Atkinson
- Tom Basden
- The author Julian Rhind-Tutt
- Jing Lusi
- Claudie Blakley
- Greg McHugh
- India Fowler
- Daniel Fearn
The Man Vs. Bee Plot
According to Netflix, the premise of the new programme is as follows: “In this hilarious comedy, iconic actor and comic Rowan Atkinson takes on a new character. A man is stung by a bee while caring for a beautiful mansion. Which side will ultimately prevail?
The show is one of many created by Netflix in the United Kingdom following the establishment of a production team in the nation.
Vice President of Production for Original Series Anne Mensah explains in her interview that it was important for us to be able to better connect with the fantastic program-makers we have in the UK and to give writers, producers, and directors a place to work in a friendly and familiar environment while also giving them the opportunity to create shows that will have a global impact.
David Kerr, the director of Johnny English Strikes Again, is in charge of this season’s episodes. Among his other works, he directed Fresh Meat, Inside No. 9, Webb Look, and That Mitchell.
A wealthy family’s house-sitter gets into a fight with a bee, according to the series’ plot summary.
Which side will prevail, and how severe will the resulting damage be? Each episode of the ten-part miniseries will not exceed ten minutes in length.
Late in 2020, Netflix UK Scripted Chief Anne Mensah commissioned seven projects as the streaming service increased its efforts to produce original UK programming. With Mr. Bean star Rowan Atkinson and Johnny English creator Will Davies on board, the 24th of June has been confirmed as the launch date.
A production firm controlled by Atkinson is responsible for the script being written by Davies, with Davies and Chris Clark serving as executive producers. This film is directed by David Kerr. There are ten episodes of Man vs. Bee on Netflix, each lasting between ten and twenty minutes.
What Is the Production Status of Man Vs. Bee?
There will be ten episodes in the first season, each lasting between ten and twenty minutes. Similar to Mr. Bean, this is an original Netflix format with a brief runtime. Netflix shot the show over the summer of 2021. HertsLive reported that filming took place in both London and the town of Bovingdon in Hertfordshire.
According to The Bovingdon Villager, news of Rowan Atkinson’s arrival soon spread throughout the community, and “many residents stepped outside to catch a glimpse.”
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire was an additional location utilised during filming. This peaceful little town is only an hour’s drive north of England’s metropolis, London. In the same city as the previously described gallery, a second notable Roald Dahl gallery may be found.
The series’ post-production will commence in November 2021. A programme that Netflix has created in the United Kingdom after creating its own team in the nation to make content.