ITV is continuing is aggressive push back into the comedy genre. The commercial broadcaster has given the green-light to a new six episode comedy drama series titled Edge of Heaven, which tells the story of a 1980s inspired B&B in Margate. Production on the series is slated to commence in August for a 2014 premiere.
Created by Robert Evans and Paul McKenzie, Edge of Heaven follows the organised chaos of the Taylor-Chatterjee family. Matriarch Judy runs the Edge Of Heaven guesthouse which is also home to her black pudding breakfast enthusiast husband Tandeep and her two grown up kids – loser in love Alfie and his de-mobbed soldier sister, Ann-Marie. The hour-long series is produced by Hartswood Films and stars Blake Harrison (The Inbetweeners), Justine Michelle Cain (Some Girls), Camille Coduri (Him and Her), Nitin Kundra (Steel River Blues), Laura Checkley (Checkley and Bush), Louisa Lytton (EastEnders), Marcia Warren (Vicious), Adrian Scarborough (Miranda) and Robert Evans (Stella). Elaine Cameron and Paul McKenzie are serving as the producers, with Beryl Vertue serving as the Executive Producer. John Henderson and Sandy Johnson are attached to direct.
“We’re delighted to be able to book into the Edge of Heaven B&B alongside such a great ensemble cast of larger than life characters”, said Myfanwy Moore, ITV’s Comedy Commissioning Editor. “We hope their lives and loves will win them a place in our viewers’ hearts.”
While Executive Producer Beryl Vertue added: “It is very good news that ITV have started to commission scripted comedy again, and we’ll try and give them a big hit with Edge of Heaven. This is Robert Evans’ first original comedy series, and his hilarious scripts have attracted a great cast.”