Sky One has handed out a six episode series order to Intelligence, a comedy series set inside British intelligence agency GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters) starring David Schwimmer (Friends, American Crime Story) and Nick Mohammed (The Martian, Christopher Robin).
Intelligence is a workplace comedy based in the agency’s Cheltenham office. . When a power-hungry, maverick National Security Agent (Schwimmer) comes over to join an inept and tactless computer analyst (Mohammed) and a newly-formed team tackling cybercrime, everything they know is shaken up.
The comedy series was commissioned for by Sky’s Head of Comedy Jon Mountague and Sky’s Director of Programming for Entertainment, UK & Ireland, Zai Bennett. The Commissioning Editor is Morwenna Gordon. It is set up as a co-production between Expectation and Dark Harbor Stories. Nick Mohammed is penning the scripts. He also executive produces alongside David Schwimmer and Nerys Evans. Sky Vision is handing global sales.
“Even though the stakes are really high for the team, fighting cyber-crime, our six-part comedy series reveals the reality is not dissimilar to any other office environment, from temperamental photocopiers to meeting rooms being double booked”, said Nerys Evans Expectation’s Creative Director for Comedy.
“Getting to work with David has been an absolute dream come true. He’s collaborative, honest and exquisitely funny and I couldn’t be more delighted and flattered by his involvement”, Mohammed added. “On saying that, we did initially offer the part to the local shoplifter from Blackpool, but he wasn’t available sadly. Either way, we hope that everyone at GCHQ is as excited about this series as we are. I presume they were aware of this series being green-lit way before we ever were…”