EXCLUSIVE: UKTV and Hat Trick Productions have found the director for Gold’s first original scripted comedy series Us and Them. I’ve learned that Simon Hynd has signed on to direct the six episode series. Hynd, represented by Linda Seifert Management, has largely directed for kids TV on shows such as Half Moon Investigations, Dani’s House and M.I. High, but recently turned to comedy after directing three episodes of the BBC Four political comedy series Bob Servant Independent.
Created by Steve Turner, Us and Them tells the story of Lauren and Ed who are madly in love, despite their 20 plus-year age gap. The only problem is that Lauren’s family and everyone around them seems to have an opinion on the subject. Ed’s ex-wife Lydia rents the house opposite the couple, Lauren’s family are constantly meddling and Ed’s friends think she’s a trophy girlfriend. You can choose your partner but you can’t choose your family. Hat Trick Productions is producing the skein with Angela Sinden serving as the producer and Helen Williams serving as the executive producer. I’m told that production on Us and Them is slated to commence next month.