Comedian Jack Rooke (above, left) has tailored materials from his stand-up reveals into six half-hour TV episodes for Channel 4. Big Boys is a university-set comedy a couple of friendship between shy, closeted scholar Jack and his boisterous mate Danny. Derry Girls’ Dylan Llewellyn stars alongside Plebs and Pls Like’s Jonathan Pointing.
Famalam, Sliced and Truth Seekers’ Samson Kayo has created paramedic comedy Bloods for Sky One. In it, he stars alongside Jane Horrocks as a pair of paramedics working for a south London emergency service. Motherland’s Lucy Punch, Ghosts’ Kiell Smith-Bynoe and The Mighty Boosh’s Julian Barratt co-star.
Comedian and TV presenter Iain Stirling, finest often called the voice of ITV’s Love Island and for his presenting work alongside CBBC’s Hacker the Dog in addition to his look on Taskmaster collection eight, has co-written a sitcom for ITV2. Buffering is a six-episode coming-of-age comedy starring Stirling, written in collaboration with Steve Bugeja.
A six-episode comedy collection promising to “skewer and satirise the complex state of contemporary sexual politics” is on its technique to Channel 4. Written by and starring Him & Her and Ridley Road’s Sarah Solemani, Chivalry asks if romance can survive within the put up #MeToo period (reply: yeah, in fact. Predatory, entitled sleazebaggery has by no means been romantic). Steve Coogan stars as a profitable movie producer and womaniser, with Solemani as a writer-director searching for funding for her subsequent feminist venture. The two are thrown collectively and thrash out two totally different views on gender, intercourse and romance.
Keeley Hawes stars on this six-part ITV comedy a couple of just lately widowed lady (Hawes) who’s pressured to wade by means of a mountain of debt and secrets and techniques left behind by her husband. Among the solid are Joanna Lumley, Nigel Havers, and Sharon Rooney. It begins on ITV1 on Sunday the seventeenth of January at 9pm.