Netflix Series Man vs Bee: A First Look at Rowan Atkinson’s Epic TV Return
Rowan Atkinson will return to television screens this summer in the Netflix comedy Man vs Bee, which will see the Mr Bean star battle a cranky bee while in a luxury mansion. important
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Comedian Rowan Atkinson is set to return to television screens this summer in the new Netflix series Man vs Bee.
The 67-year-old legendary actor will take on a bee’s formidable rival in the comedy that will hit the streaming platform in June.
The comedy will see the Mr Bean star battle a nasty bee while looking after a luxury mansion, in a series created by Will Davies and Rowan themselves, after the pair merge worked together on Johnny English films.
Media giant Netflix has released a series of first look images ahead of this summer’s Man vs Bee premiere, setting the stage for a battle between Rowan and the striped insect.
In the official poster for the nine-part show, Rowan is seen crouching down to eye level with a marble stovetop as he threatens the bee with a spoon.
Behind the actor, a pot on the stove is falling ominously as he stares down at the disturbed bee.
Netflix’s synopsis for Man vs Bee teases that Rowan’s character will suffer a string of Tom and Jerry-style failures under the arm-wing? – of bees.
“Famous comedian and actor Rowan Atkinson plays a new character in this rebellious comedy. A man finds himself fighting a bee while in a luxury mansion. Who will win, and what irreparable damage will be done in the process? ‘ asked the summary.
The series also stars Jing Lusi through roles in Stan Lee’s Lucky Man, 2018 hit film Crazy Rich Asians and the BAFTA-nominated series Gangs of London.
Claudie Blakley, known for playing Emma Timmins in the BBC drama Lark Rise to Candleford, will also be joining the cast.
Other cast members include Julian Rhind-Tutt, Greg McHugh, India Fowler and Tom Basden.
Rowan was seen filming the show in Buckinghamshire last summer, adopting a new look with shaggy gray hair.
The show was announced by the streamer a year ago and has been filmed in Aylesbury in recent months.
Rowan Atkinson fans can also look forward to his turn in the upcoming Wonka prequel alongside the likes of Timothée Chalamet and Olivia Colman.
The film will follow the chocolatier, who was previously played by Johnny Depp in 2005’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, in the years before he opened his famous factory.
While Timothée will play the young version of chocolate factory owner Willy Wonka, details about the roles of Rowan and Olivia have yet to be revealed.
* Man vs Bee will air on Netflix on June 24.
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