Mark
Chappell

Writer for television

Mark graduated from Oxford University with a degree in Modern Languages before becoming a writer for film and television. His first writing credit wason the hit drama series Cold Feet

He subsequently created and wrotethe BBC2 comedy My Life in Film starring Kris Marshall and Andrew Scott; a US version was developed by AMC. Mark's feature length comedytelevison film Perfect Day: The Millenium was nominated for the Rose d'Or.

Mark writes A Young Doctor's Notebook starring John Hamm and Daniel Radcliffe which won a Broadcast Award in February 2014. He co-wrote the second and third series of The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret which starred Will Arnett (Arrested Development) and Sharon Horgan.

Mark has created a new comedy drama series Flaked with Will Arnett for Netflix which aired in March 2016. The second series, which he wrote and show ran, started on Netflix in 2017.

He is developing Film and TV in the UK and US. 

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Television

Writer & Creator

Flaked 2
8 x 30'
Producer Kathy O'Connell, Tiffany Sipantzi Moore, Peter Principato, Will Arnett, Mitch Hurwitz
Writer Will Arnett
Starring
  • Will Arnett
  • The second season of the hit Netflix comedy set in Venice, California. Co-written and co-created with Will Arnett.


    Electus for Netflix
    Flaked
    8 x 30'
    Creator Mark Chappell
    Producer Kathy O'Connell, Tiffany Sipantzi Moore, Peter Principato, Will Arnett, Mitch Hurwitz
    Director Wally Pfister, Josh Gordon, Will Speck, Tom DiCillo
    Writer Will Arnett
    Starring
  • Will Arnett
  • Lina Esco
  • David Sullivan
  • Netflix comedy series set in Venice, California. Co-written and co-created with Will Arnett. 

    Electus for Netflix
    Producer Barney Reisz
    Director Brian Welsh
    Starring
  • Luke Treadaway
  • Will Merrick
  • Original comedy drama based in the world of snooker in the 1970s and 1980s. Co-written with  Simon Pye and Alan Connor. 

    BBC iPlayer
    Zeppotron
    Rift
    Pilot 1 x 60'
    Producer Tony Wood
    Buccaneer
    In development
    Dead Air
    Pilot for 6 x 30'
    Comedy feed developed with radio DJ Greg James
    Tiger Aspect for BBC
    Co-written with Gareth Evans
    Tiger Aspect
    In development
    Producer Paul Schlesinger
    Starring
  • Alice Lowe
  • Kris Marshall
  • Andrew Scott
  • Sit com about an aspiring independent film maker and his loyal but hapless sidekick
    BBC Productions for BBC 2
    The Band
    Pilot for 6 x 60'
    New comedy drama co-written with Gareth Lewis
    Runaway Fridge
    In development
    My Future Self
    Pilot for 6 x 30'
    Producer Ben Cavey
    Sit com about a thirty-something guy who travels back in time to advise his teenage self on school, love and family life
    Tiger Aspect for BBC
    In development
    Hometown
    Pilot for 6 x 60'
    Producer George Faber
    Pilot for comedy drama series about a man returning to his home town in deepest rural England
    Company Pictures for BBC
    In development
    The A to Z of My Twenties
    Pilot for 4 x 60'
    Producer Stephen Garrett
    Kudos Film and Television for Channel 4
    In development
    Producer Courtney Cox

    Comedy drama

    Big Talk
    In development
    Extra Marital
    Pilot 1 x 30'

    A man struggles with two families... the other side of bigamy.

    Sony
    In development
    New project co-created with Kris Marshall
    Working Title TV
    In development

    Writer

    Creator David Cross
    Writer Mark Chappell
    Merman
    Creator David Cross
    Producer Clelia Mountford

    Co-writing with Shaun Pye

    Big Talk for Sky
    Producer Clelia Mountford
    Director Robert McKillop
    Starring
  • Rosie Cavaliero
  • Adam Godley
  • Jon Hamm
  • Vicki Pepperdine
  • Second series of the comedy drama based on the books of Mikhail Bulgakov
    Big Talk for Sky Arts 1
    Producer Clelia Mountford
    Director Alex Hardcastle
    Starring
  • Jon Hamm
  • Daniel Radcliffe
  • Drama based on the short stories by Mikhail Bulgakov
    Big Talk for Sky Arts
    Starring
  • Arsher Ali
  • Samuel Robertson
  • Second series of the comedy set in an American summer camp
    Company Pictures for E4
    Creator Shaun Pye & David Cross
    Starring
  • Will Arnett
  • David Cross
  • Sharon Horgan
  • Co-writing with Shaun Pye
    RDF Productions for IFC, US
    Perfect Day: The Millennium
    Nominated for Best Comedy Rose D'or International Television Festival
    1 x 90'
    Producer Helen Gregory
    Director Harry Bradbeer
    Starring
  • Tom Goodman-Hill
  • Claire Goose
  • Comedy drama
    World Productions for Five
    Producer Victoria Powell
    Director Alison Jackson
    Drama-documentary about the former Prime Minister Tony Blair's gap year
    BeGood Films for Channel 4
    Cold Feet: Series 4, episode 3
    BAFTA winner: Best Drama Series
    1 x 60'
    Starring
  • Robert Bathurst
  • Helen Baxendale
  • James Nesbitt
  • John Thomson
  • Mike Bullen's award winning comedy drama set amongst a group of friends in Manchester
    Granada Television for ITV
    Will
    10 x 60'
    Creator Craig Pearce
    Producer Hilary Bevan-Jones
    New series about William Shakespeare
    Endor Productions
    In development

    Film

    Writer

    Writer Gareth Lewis
    40 Partners
    In Development
    Producer Luke Morris
    Director Toby McDonald
    Momac Films
    In development
    Producer Jonathan Bollier
    Directional Studios
    In development

    Writer & Creator