UK lockdown comedy, Staged.

Good Omens stars David Tennant and Michael Sheen will feature in a new lockdown comedy, Staged, being produced for the BBC.

The 6×15 min series centres around the cast of a play who are furloughed when their upcoming West End production is suddenly brought to a halt. The series follows the cast as they try their best to keep the rehearsals on track in lockdown.

Described as “absurd and humorous in equal measure” Staged features Georgia Tennant, Lucy Eaton and Anna Lundberg and guest stars Nina Sosanya.

The production team will follow government guidelines on Covid-19 to ensure that the series is made safely and responsibly, using a combination of self-shooting and video conferencing technology.

Charlotte Moore, Director BBC Content says: “It’s vital that the BBC provides moments of light relief and this mischievous idea shows what great sports Michael and David are in sending themselves up.”

The series will air in the UK in June but Australian broadcast details have not been announced.

Based on an original idea by Simon Evans and Phin Glynn – Staged is written and directed by Evans and is an Infinity Hill/GCB Films production for BBC One. It was commissioned by Charlotte Moore, Director BBC Content. The producers are Phin Glynn, Victor Glynn and Georgia Tennant. David Tennant and Michael Sheen are also executive producers of the series. Executive Producers for Infinity Hill are Axel Kuschevatzky and Cindy Teperman and for GCB, Geoff Iles.

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