BBC Three Expands Short Form Strand ‘Threesomes’, Renews ‘Enterprice’ For Second Season

BBC Three is expanding Threesomes. The channel’s short-form comedy strand, which is designed to give comedy writers and performers opportunity to bring their ideas to screen in a series of 3×3’ shorts, will now commission seven short-form projects per year.

To that end, BBC Three has commissioned three further ThreesomesHunter, a comedy about an attention seeking life-guru from Jon Pointing, Sophie Goodhart and Baby Cow Productions; Oi, Pussy!, a hyrbid effort combining live action and CGI following a cat; and Fully Blown, about two friends who don superstar rap personas.

“Scripted comedy on BBC Three has enjoyed a purple patch with Fleabag, This Country, The Young Offenders, Man Like Mobeen and People Just Do Nothing among others delivering big audiences and many plaudits”, said Shane Allen, the BBC’s Controller of Comedy Commissioning. “The Threesomes strand is about ensuring a vital opportunity to bring through the talents of the future to continue in this rich comedy story for BBC Three.”

BBC Three has also renewed Kayode Ewumi’s Enterprice for a second season. “It’s important that BBC Three continues to be the place on the BBC that nurtures the next generation of comedy writers and performers”, added Fiona Campbell, Controller of BBC Three. “Threesomes is proven to be a successful pipeline for new talent and we’re delighted that we are continuing our relationship with Kayode Ewumi with another series of Enterprice.”

Full Details of the new Threesomes follows below:

Hunter follows self-proclaimed ‘life-guru’ Cayden Hunter, his insatiable need for attention, and the often-unhealthy balance between a leader and his disciples. Cayden preaches a gospel of mastering one’s own destiny, luring already broken people desperate for answers. He’s big on promises but vague about the details. As he works his magic, we see that behind the charisma and conviction maybe he doesn’t have all the answers.

The short-form series was penned by Jon Pointing and Sophie Goodhart and is is produced by Baby Cow Productions. Molly Seymour is the series producer, while Joe Fraser is the director. The executive producer is Steve Coogan for Baby Cow Productions. Kate Daughton is the Commissioning Editor for the BBC. Jon Pointing (Pls Like, The Killing Machine) plays Cayden Hunter.

Oi, Pussy! combines live action and CGI elements to create a world where opinionated, street-savvy cats can talk and pass judgement on their human owners without a filter. Snitches get stitches, but not if you’re a straight-talking roadman cat prowling the UK’s most notorious estate. Pussy wanders around unnoticed, gaining a unique perspective on all the dodgy dealings and anti-social antics going on in his manor.

When innocent bystanders get caught in the fray, like Robin Hood, Pussy’s determined to make things right – one petty, karmic move at a time. The short-form series was created by Atlanta Green and is being produced by Big Deal Films. Mustapha Kseibati is the director. The executive producer is Thomas Stogdon for Big Deal Films and the Commissioning Editor is Sarah Asante for the BBC.

Fully Blown follows best mates Vanessa and Demi, who rise above their boring, sometimes painful lives by creating superstar rap personas – Starz and Gap C. These Southampton girls know you’ve gotta fake it ‘til you make it – and then fake it some more. But will their success ever catch up with their ambition?

The short-form series is being produced by Studio71UK and stars Donna Preston and Verona Rose. It was penned by Donna Preston, Verona Rose and Sarah Morgan, and is directed by Ella Jones. The executive producers are Studio71UK’s Creative Director Jody Smith and Head of Content Tom Payne. Sarah Asante is the Commissioning Editor for the BBC.