Together is a brand new film starring James McAvoy and Sharon Horgan airing on BBC Two.

The comedy drama, directed by Billy Elliot's Stephen Daldry, will debut on the channel on Thursday, June 17, and is set to be the perfect escape for those not following the football.

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Written by Dennis Kelly, the timely feature length drama follows the hilarious and heartbreaking story of a couple forced to re-evaluate themselves and their relationship through the reality of lockdown.

Here's what you meed to know about BBC Two's Together.

The highly anticipated film starts tonight on BBC Two

Together full cast list

Together's cast is led by James McAvoy (His Dark Materials, the X-Men franchise) and Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe, Game Night, Pulling) with Hollywood actor James playing a businessman, known as He, who develops a fondness for growing vegetables after finding himself with more free time, reports Chronicle Live.

Meanwhile, Sharon plays a busy charity worker, She, who is co-ordinator for all of Europe at a refugee charity. The couple share a 10-year-old son Artie who is played by Samuel Logan.

Together location

The film is set in the UK from the first days of the Covid-19 lockdown in March 2020 until the present day.

But like the two main characters, the location is never named.

According to RadioTimes, Together was filmed in a single house in north-west London over the course of 10 days in May.

What is Together about?

Writer Dennis Kelly explains: "Together is about a couple who totally hate each other, but have somehow found a way of existing together by not talking to, thinking about, noticing, communicating with or being in the same room as each other - then lockdown happens.

"It's about how humans negotiate their shared experiences when they think they have nothing in common other than staying alive, and it's about how you can hate what you love and love what you hate. And Sharon Horgan and James McAvoy are brilliant in it."

What times does Together start?

Together will be on BBC Two at 9pm on Thursday, June 17 and then made available to watch on BBC iPlayer.

The film is 90 minutes long.