Mammals, James Corden’s newest comedy-drama series, will soon premiere. A fresh teaser trailer for the next series by Prime Video has been published, and it features plenty of tension and humour. Viewers will be introduced to a different version of Corden in the teaser than what they are used to. This is a more melancholy version of them, grieving and prepared to fight when necessary.
In Mammals, Corden plays Jamie, a chef who witnesses the collapse of his world as he learns some of his pregnant wife Amandine’s (Melia Kreiling) secrets. In the teaser, Corden is having trouble putting into words how his relationship is going. Although he also appears to be in a state of despair, he is not the only person who is experiencing difficult feelings. In their quest for information, Jaime and his brother-in-law Jeff (Colin Morgan) discover flaws in Jeff’s own marriage to Jaime’s sister Lue (Sally Hawkins). In the end, the three parties are all looking for adjectives to characterise their interactions.
“A good marriage is the most magical thing. In a world of eight billion, you’ve found the one who gets you, ignites your body and soul. Who allows you to grow and flourish. Who gives you the spark, the confidence to become you. You’re also never going to have sex with anyone else, ever, and then you’re going to die, and be dead forever,” the playwright said.
The series is Corden’s first significant undertaking following the April announcement that he would be leaving The Late Late Show in 2023. Jez Butterworth, a scriptwriter and two-time Olivier and Tony Award winner, created the series, and he also disclosed its plot in an interview with Deadline in 2021. Stephanie Laing is the director and Street Hassle is the producer of Mammals, along with Vertigo Films and Fulwell 73. There will be sadness, grief, tension, love, friendship, betrayal, and a hint of magical realism in the story about the difficulties of marriage. All six episodes of Mammals will debut on November 11 on Prime Video. Check out the trailer here: