Tobias Menzies and Gerard McCarthy have joined the cast of BBC Four’s upcoming six episode comedy series Puppy Love.
Puppy Love tells the story of Nany V and the dog training classes she runs in Wirral. The comedy follows two very different women – Nana V and Naomi Singh as they navigate their headstrong dogs, impossible teenage kids and disappointing husbands.
Tobias Menzies and Gerard McCarthy have boarded the comedy in guest roles, with both set to appear in one episode. Menzies, who is coming off of a starring role on the Starz drama Outlander, has been cast as Alexander, a client of Nana V; while McCarthy, best known for his roles on Hollyoaks and BBC Two drama The Fall, will play Damon Peachey.
The news of Tobias Menzies and Gerard McCarthy joining the comedy comes after TVWise broke the news that Selina Borji, Simon Fisher-Becker and Aron Julius had joined the cast of Puppy Love as series regulars. The cast is being lead by Jo Scanlan and Vicki Pepperdine, who are playing the parts of Nana V and Naomi Singh, respectively. Other guest stars lined up for the series include Russell Barr (About A Boy), Mark Lewis (37 Days) and Kayvan Novak (Woody).
Created by Jo Scanlan & Vicki Pepperdine, who previously wrote medical comedy Getting On for BBC Four, Puppy Love was originally commissioned back in July 2013 by then BBC Two & BBC Four Controller Janice Hadlow and the BBC’s Controller of Comedy Commissioning Shane Allen. BBC In-House produces in association with Woof Productions. The executive producers are Saurabh Kakkar and David Baddiel, while Susan Tully is attached to direct.