ARE you a fan of BBC Three's mockumentary, This Country? Well fear not, a new BBC comedy may be just what you're looking for.
Daisy May Cooper will be returning to our screens with a new BBC comedy set to be a smash hit.
The unnamed comedy, created, written by and starring Cooper and real-life best friend Selin Hizli (Deadwater Fell) doubles as a character-driven, layered thriller.
The brand new BBC One and BBC iPlayer comedy features the writer-performers in the lead roles as a pair of mums trapped in a toxic friendship.
Joining them are Executive Producer Jack Thorne (His Dark Materials, The Fades, This is England, National Treasure), director Jonny Campbell (Dracula, Eric & Ernie) and producer Pippa Brown (The Other One, Psychobitches).
The comedy is a Boffola Pictures and Lookout Point co-production.
At the heart of the female-led series is Nic (Daisy May Cooper) and Jen’s budding friendship.
Jen, played by Hizli, arrives in town with her son Harry and disrupts Nic’s lonely life with fun, laughter and booze.
Bosses at BBC have labelled the show "female friendship at its naughtiest and most intoxicating. A twisted comedy thriller about two mums, marital angst, maternal paranoia and a dead cat."
Writer-creator Daisy May Cooper admits she's: “So excited to be writing this with my best friend and the funniest person I know on a subject that I think sums us up perfectly…. Toxic friendship.”
Writer-creator Selin Hizli adds: “Everything about creating this show has been a dream come true. Jack Thorne, Lookout Point and Boffola Pictures have been incredible."
" I can’t wait to bring this dark, funny world to life with Jonny Campbell and I’m so thrilled it has found its home at the BBC. Now I just have to put up with Daisy for a bit longer while we film it…”
Kate Phillips, former Acting Director of BBC Comedy, says: “We are so proud that Daisy is continuing her relationship with the BBC to make this very special series with her best friend Selin."
"The scripts are golden and ooze pure comedy brilliance – viewers are going to devour this!”
Pippa Brown, Creative Director for Lookout Point says: “I feel like a prize winner getting to work with the absolute dream team of Daisy, Selin, Jack and Jonny on this incredible series."
"They’ve created an ambitious show that is totally unique in tone and genre and full of brilliant female talent – we can’t wait for everyone to fall in love with Nic and Jen.”
Jack Thorne, Executive Producer says: “Working with Selin and Daisy on this has been a joy. The way they've managed to balance joy and truth, funny and real, it's been a brilliant education for me as a writer."
"And the less said about that dead cat the better. Can't wait to get on set and see what magic they and Jonny make.”
Jonathan Blyth, Director of Comedy at BBC Studios said:“We are delighted to be working with Daisy again on her next authored piece, and with Boffola and Lookout Point on their first comedy commission, to bring this brilliant comedy – thriller to a global audience.”
The series will film in Bristol and around the West Country this autumn with further casting and broadcast details set to be announced in due course.
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