British comedy Loaded which aired on Channel 4 throughout May 2017, has been released on DVD. The show has also recently begun airing in America on AMC.
Starring is Jim Howick, who is known for Horrible Histories and more recently Yonderland. He says Loaded is unique, “All comedy shows are different. This is about four best friends who invent a game and sell it for 200 million pounds.”
“It deals with the psychological fall out of immediate fortune. Guilt, greed and their insecurities rise to the fore with disastrous consequences.”
What is Loaded? It focuses around the lives of technology tycoon friends Ewan, Josh, Leon and Watto. Overnight the foursome have been transformed into people who play games, to millionaires. You will see a comedy about ambition, friendship and millionaire’s guilt.
Howick plays Josh, a decent bloke who is described as the moral compass and most sensible of the group. His character is driven by insecurities, constantly worrying and in caution-overdrive mode. His fear is that the money could be taken away at any moment.
Jim says all four lads don’t want to be remembered for Cat Factory. “I think the gang know that it isn’t the best game they have made. It is the most successful financially, but they want to invent a better game.”
There’s yet to be an announcement on its future, but the actor says he would get involved. “I would love to make another series; we had a lot of fun making it.” Loaded was described as a blokey version of Silicon Valley by Telegraph.
The Sussex-man appeared in Broadchurch as a convicted rapist earlier this year. So how easy is it to go from comedy to full-crime-drama? “I very much enjoyed playing a different character. Even though the subject matter was disturbing and very sensitive, the working day was pleasant.”
“David (Tennant) and Olivia (Coleman) are incredibly talented and professional. Most importantly they’re lovely people.”
So what’s next? “I will be making Action Team for ITV in the Autumn, with the monster comedy talent Tom Davis. I can’t wait to start!”