Channel 4 has set their sights on the science-fiction genre for their next comedy project.
The broadcaster has handed a not-for-broadcast pilot order to Space Ark, a sci-fi comedy starring Georgia King, Tom Stourton, Justin Edwards, Alex Beckett, Ricky Grover and Nico Tatarowicz.
Space Ark is set six months after the earth was destroyed by an asteroid. The human race is survived by some 200 souls on-board a “Space Ark”, who are searching for a new planet to re-settle and re-establish humanity. The ship is populated by the finest minds the earth had to offer, plus an inept crew, an android-bear pilot and a member of the public who won his place by lottery.
The half-hour comedy was penned by George Jeffrie & Bert Tyler-Moore and is being produced by independent production company Hat Trick Productions. The producer is Mollie Freedman Berthoud, while Hat Trick’s Helen Williams is serving as the executive producer. James De Frond, whose previous directing credits include The Morgana Show and a pilot for BBC Three’s Comedy Feeds, is set to helm the project.
Space Ark is the second comedy project that Channel 4’s comedy team, under the direction of Phil Clarke, has confirmed is in the works in the past week. On Wednesday, C4 also confirmed they had granted a pilot order to the Olivia Colman fronted comedy Flowers, which is being produced by Shine owned indie Kudos Film & TV.