David Walliams, Sian Gibson, Celia Imrie and Sir Tom Courtenay are to star in Sky One’s new Christmas comedy special, Cinderella: After Ever After.
All fairy tales end with ‘happy ever after’ but what happens after ever after? The anarchic 60-minute Christmas special begins where the fairy tale ends; Cinderella (Gibson) has just married her Prince Charming (Walliams), but soon has a rude awakening when she realises married life isn’t all it’s cracked up to be when you have an image-obsessed, floss-dancing, hip-hop rapping husband.
Perhaps a glass slipper fitting your foot is not sufficient grounds for a lifelong commitment after all?
Walliams, said: “When you read a story to a child and it ends ‘they lived happily ever after’ the child often asks what happened next? Now, for the first time in history, we will reveal what happened next for Cinderella, Prince Charming and the Wicked Stepmother.
“What happened, ‘After Ever After’? We have assembled a magnificent cast and crew for this one-off family comedy film. It promises to be a real treat for TV viewers this Christmas. I want to say a huge thank you to Sky for making it possible”.
Jon Mountague, Head of Sky Comedy, said: “It’s a fairy tale script and a fairy tale cast. Christmas with a twist from the incomparable David Walliams’
Jo Sargent, Executive Producer at King Bert Productions, said: “We are delighted to bring this reincarnation of a classic fairy-tale to life for Sky One at Christmas and to finally answer the question that children have pestered their parents with for generations – ‘But what happened After Ever After?”!