EXCLUSIVE: UKTV has set veteran comedy director Ben Gosling Fuller to helm Marley’s Ghosts, their recently announced three-part supernatural comedy series from Daniel Peacock and Pompidou indie John Stanley Productions.
Marley’s Ghosts is one of three new comedy series that UKTV’s Gold channel greenlit late last month as part of their aggressive push into scripted comedy, which comes after they tested the waters with their Anthony Head of Eve Myles sitcom You, Me & Them. As part of that push, two more original comedy series are expected to get an official greenlight by the end of the Summer.
This marks something of a reunion for UKTV and Ben Gossling Fuller, who previously directed the six episode second season of You, Me & Them. Fuller, repped by Casarotto Ramsay & Associates, also directed the debut season of Jack Whitehall’s BBC Three comedy series Bad Education. He also helmed the second season BBC Three’s Pramface and the second run of Adil Ray’s BBC One sitcom Citizen Khan.
Described as a high-concept single camera sitcom, Marley’s Ghosts is a “distinctive and original” ensemble piece about a woman who has a rare gift that comes with mixed blessings. She can talk to the dead, which sadly now includes both her husband and her lover – awkward. Daniel Peacock created the series and is penning the scripts for the three episode series. John Stanley Productions is producing, with Layla Smith serving as the executive producer.