EXCLUSIVE: Daisy Beaumont has been cast in Gold’s upcoming six episode comedy series Us and Them. Beaumont’s previous credits include EastEnders, The Job Lot and Great Night Out. Exact character details are being kept under wraps, but sources tell me that she is a series regular and will appear in all six episodes. I’m told that production on Us and Them, which has the distinction of being Gold’s first original scripted comedy series, is slated to commence next month.
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. Bob Servant Independent helmer Simon Hynd attached to direct.