After piloting the project earlier this year, BBC Two has handed out a six episode series order to their Lee Mack fronted real-time comedy Semi-Detached.
Semi-Detached follows a perennial loser called Stuart (Lee Mack) as his life goes down the pan in a suburban cul-de-sac. Ellie White, Neil Fitzmaurice, Clive Russell, Samantha Spiro, Sarah Hoare and Patrick Baladi also star.
The comedy series was created by David Crow and Oliver Maltman and is being produced by Happy Tramp North. Neil Webster is the executive producer, while Ben Palmer is attached to direct. Self-Detached was commissioned by BBC Two Controller Patrick Holland and the BBC’s Controller of Comedy Commissioning Shane Allen.
“Semi-Detached stands out from the crowd with its combination of intricate plotting and sustained comic action and we’re knocked out by the amazing cast that have come on board to bring David and Oliver’s sparkling scripts to life”, said Gregor Sharp, Commissioning Editor for the BBC.
While Neil Webster added: “David Crow and Oliver Maltman have not only written the funniest scripts I have ever read, they’ve also effortlessly managed to make the whole series play out in real time. And with an incredibly funny cast headed up by Lee Mack, we’re confident that Semi-Detached is going to be a genuinely laugh out loud series. Or your money back.”