The Charming Trailer for Apple TV+ Comedy 'Still Up' Is Full of Late Night Bonding

Craig Roberts in "Still Up"

Craig Robers in "Still Up"

(Photo: Apple TV+)

Apple TV+ has released the trailer for its upcoming British comedy Still Upan eight-part series that is targeted like a laser to fill the heartfelt hole that Ted Lasso has left behind in the streamer's schedule. (And if this first clip anything to go by, it may very well succeed.)

The series stars Antoinia Thomas (Misfits) and Craig Roberts (Red Oaks) as Danny and Lisa. He's a gifted but socially anxious young journalist and she's a free-spirited aspiring illustrator whose questions over her daughter's future start keeping her up at night. The two initially have little in common --- save for their inability to fall asleep.

Described as an "almost romantic comedy", Still Up is set in the after-hours world of these two insomniacs who keep one another company through their lonely nights without sleep and become best friends as a result. Thanks to their ability to talk about seemingly anything, the pair have no secrets between them --- except their growing decidedly not friendship-based feelings for each other.

The trailer is incredibly charming, allowing both Roberts and Thomas to show off both their character's oddball quirks and their quietly growing understanding of one another. (It's rather amazing how much I already need these two to get together after what is essentially a minute and a half of footage.)

Here's the series' logline. 

Bonded by insomnia, best friends Lisa and Danny stay connected to each other late into the night and find their way through a world of wonderfully weird surprises as their relationship deepens.

Also starring in the ensemble cast are Blake Harrison (World on Fire), Lois Chimimba (The Outlaws), Luke Fetherston (Almost Never) and Rich Fulcher (Black Mirror).

Co-created and written by Steve Burge (Seekers) and Natalie Walter, with Bryce Hart (Ten Percent) also writing on the series. BAFTA Award nominee John Addis (Lucky Break) directed all eight episodesStill Up is produced for Apple TV+ by Various Artists Limited, and is executive produced by BAFTA Award winner Paul Schlesinger and Emmy Award winner Phil Clarke. Arabella McGuigan serves as producer.

The series is the latest entry in streamer Apple TV+'s growing line of British entertainment fare, which includes comedies like Trying and Bad Sisters and dramas like Slow HorsesHijack and the splashy forthcoming adaptation of The Buccaneers(And, yes, I'm sorry, but despite literally everything about it seemingly indicating otherwise, Ted Lasso is technically an American show.)

Still Up will premiere globally on Apple TV+ on Friday, September 22 with the first three episodes, followed by new installments weekly through October 27. 

Lacy Baugher

Lacy's love of British TV is embarrassingly extensive, but primarily centers around evangelizing all things Doctor Who, and watching as many period dramas as possible.

Digital media type by day, she also has a fairly useless degree in British medieval literature, and dearly loves to talk about dream poetry, liminality, and the medieval religious vision. (Sadly, that opportunity presents itself very infrequently.) York apologist, Ninth Doctor enthusiast, and unabashed Ravenclaw. Say hi on Threads or Blue Sky at @LacyMB. 

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