What does ‘brassic’ mean and how did the term inspire Michelle Keegan’s Sky1 series?

What does ‘brassic’ mean and how did the term inspire Michelle Keegan’s Sky1 series?

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BRASSIC is Sky1’s newest comedy, starring former Coronation Street favourite Michelle Keegan – and it’s on TONIGHT at 10pm.

With the show finally airing on screens, we’ve gathered all the important details you need prior to catching up on past episodes. Here’s the lowdown…

Brassic is the brand new comedy coming to Sky1
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What does Brassic mean?

Brassic is easily defined as someone who is broke, without means or penniless.

And when thinking about the show’s story and what it entails, it appears Sky1 couldn’t have come up with a better name.

We know that Brassic is primarily focused on Vinnie and his friends, who commit crimes in order to stay afloat, which has seen them steal everything from cars to – wait for it – ponies!

Vinnie’s close friend Dylan (played by Damien Molony) is forced to make a big decision after his girlfriend Erin (Michelle Keegan) is desperate to leave town.

Former Corrie star Michelle Keegan plays Dylan’s girlfriend Erin
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She wants her boyfriend to finally give up his crime ways and start a new life for himself, but in doing so, it would mean that he would also be cutting ties with Vinnie.

None of the main characters in Brassic live a life of leisure – in fact, it’s quite the opposite.

Erin wants to encourage her boyfriend to move away and start a new beginning; she knows there’s more to life than stealing and committing crimes.

It shouldn’t be forgotten, however, that this show is still a comedy, so expect plenty of laughter despite the dark underlying themes.

Michelle Keegan recently gushed to What’s On TV about the Sky1 series, explaining it as the “craziest job” she’s ever had.

The show will consist of six episodes in total
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She said: “I knew I wanted to be in it as soon as I read the script. It’s very rare that I laugh out loud but I did with this.

“I did a bit of comedy on the series Plebs, but it was only one episode and it was something I wanted to do more of. I’m also a big fan of Danny Brocklehurst, who helped write the series with Joe and who also wrote Ordinary Lies that I was in a few years ago.

Joe, who’s sprinkled his amazing uniqueness on it, and Danny, have created something really special together and I can honestly say there’s nothing else like it on TV.”


How many episodes does Brassic consist of?

Brassic’s first season has six episodes, with the premiere date being set for August 22 at 10pm on Sky1.

Each episode will run for approximately an hour without adverts.

If the show proves to be a hit for the TV network, there’s no doubt that with a well-known cast at hand, there could very well be a second series and presumably a higher number of episodes.

The entire first season of Brassic will also be available for immediate streaming on Sky Q, Sky Go and NOW TV on August 22.

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