BBC Three Orders Comedy Pilot ‘Boom Town’

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BBC Three has ordered Boom Town, a comedy pilot for a 30-minute sketch series. Boom Town will feature real life people in the eponymous (and fictional) Boom Town, where they will appear to live together as a community. Fake road signs and carefully selected geography shots will all help create this illusion. Cast from all over the country, the characters will have their own catchphrases, eccentricities and larger than life personalities, none of which will be scripted for them; they’ll be simply playing themselves. The 30 minute pilot is being produced for BBC Three by Knickerbockerglory TV, with Karl Warner and Jonathan Stadlen serving as executive producers. Hannah Springham is set to direct.