Netflix has teamed up with British comic great Rowan Atkinson, well known for his appearances in Mr. Bean and Johnny English, to enhance its comedic offerings. Man vs. Bee, a ten-part Netflix original series premiering on June 24th, 2022, will be available in several languages. For Netflix’s Man vs. Bee, Atkinson will reunite with longtime writing partner William Davies, with whom he worked on the Johnny English trilogies.
Man Vs Bee
In Man Vs Bee, a new Netflix series about a man’s war against a troublesome bug, Rowan Atkinson makes a welcome return to the comedy series.
Atkinson’s comical character Mr. Bean has made him a household name around the world, making him a household name to millions of fans. The streaming service is banking on the star’s ability to connect with a worldwide audience.
Atkinson has developed a new television series alongside Will Davies, with whom he previously worked on the Johnny English film series. Fans of the show will be eager to learn more about it, so here’s what we know so far
The Release Date of Man Vs. Bee
Friday, June 24, 2022, is set to be the show’s launch on Netflix at 12:00 am PT/3:00 am ET. The Netflix premiere will be broadcast live around the world. When the program is set to be released on the day it is due to be released, you can expect it to be released at about 2:00 a.m. CT in the Midwest. There are ten episodes in the first season, each lasting ten to twenty minutes.
The Cast of “Man Vs. Bee”
With the addition of Rowan Atkinson, we now have a confirmed cast for Man vs Bee. It has been announced that Crazy Rich Asians star Jing Lusi would play Nina, the mansion owner whose property Rowan Atkinson is house-sitting.
As Christian, Nina’s husband, Julian Rhind-Tutt (Bridget Jones’s Baby) portrays him, while Greg McHugh portrays the Gardener, and India Fowler, best known for her role in White Lines, plays a lady named Maddy.
Claudie Blakley (Manhunt) plays Trevor’s ex-wife, and Tom Basden (After Life) plays Trevor’s police officer, round out the cast.
- Rowan Atkinson
- Tom Basden
- Julian Rhind-Tutt
- Jing Lusi
- Claudie Blakley
- Greg McHugh
- India Fowler
- Daniel Fearn
The Plot of Man vs. Bee
The following is what Netflix had to say about the new show’s premise: “In this hilarious comedy, legendary actor and comedian Rowan Atkinson goes on a new role as a new character. A man is stung by a bee while house-sitting a lovely mansion. “Which side will emerge victorious?”
The show is one of many produced by Netflix in the UK following the establishment of a team in the country to increase production.
Vice President of Original Series Production It was important to us to be able to better connect with the fantastic program-makers we have here 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 an impact on a global level, as Anne Mensah explains in her interview.
Man vs a Bee Rowan Atkinson
A. In charge of directing this season’s episodes are David Kerr, who directed Johnny English Strikes Again. Directed Fresh Meat, Inside No. 9, Webb Look and That Mitchell among his other projects.
The synopsis for the series reads, “A guy gets into a fight with a bee while house-sitting for an affluent family.”
” “Which side will win, and how much damage will be done as a result?” Each episode of the ten-part miniseries will last no more than ten minutes.
Netflix UK Scripted Boss Anne Mensah commissioned seven projects in late 2020 as the streaming service stepped up its attempts to generate original UK programming. With Mr. Bean star Rowan Atkinson and Johnny English showrunner Will Davies on board, the premiere date for the show is set for June 24.
An Atkinson-owned production company is behind the writing of the script, which is being penned by Davies, with Davies and Chris Clark serving as executive producers. David Kerr is the director of this film. There are ten short-form episodes of Man vs. Bee on Netflix, which run between 10 and 20 minutes each.
What is Man vs. Bee’s Production Status?
In the first season, there will be ten episodes with a runtime of between ten and twenty minutes. Like Mr. Bean, this is a unique Netflix format for a short runtime. In the summer of 2021, Netflix filmed the show. In Hertfordshire, HertsLive reports that the filming took place both in London and in the town of Bovingdon.
According to The Bovingdon Villager, word of Rowan Atkinson’s visit quickly circulated around town, and “many inhabitants came outdoors to grab a glance.”
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, was another location used in the filming of the movie. This tranquil small hamlet is just an hour’s journey north of the capital of England, London. In the same town as the gallery previously mentioned, another noteworthy Roald Dahl gallery can be discovered.
The post-production of the series will begin in November 2021. A show that Netflix has produced in the United Kingdom since establishing its own UK team to generate content in the country itself.