The BBC has launched the debut trailer for the upcoming sitcom ‘Ghosts’ and there are a few ghosts that haven’t quite got the hang of haunting.
The sitcom is from the lead cast of writer-performers behind the award-winning Horrible Histories and Yonderland, and feature film Bill and will consist of 6 half-hour episodes.
It tells the story of a crumbling country pile of Button Hall which is home to numerous restless spirits who have died there over the centuries – each ghost very much a product of their time, resigned to squabbling with each other for eternity over the most inane of daily gripes. But their lives – or, rather, afterlives – are thrown into turmoil when a young urban couple – Alison and Mike (Charlotte Ritchie and Kiell Smith-Bynoe) – surprisingly inherit the peaceful derelict house and make plans to turn it into a bustling family hotel. As the ghosts attempt to oust the newcomers from their home, and Mike and Alison discover the true scale of the project they’ve taken on, fate conspires to trap both sides in an impossible house share, where every day is, literally, a matter of life and death.
Tom Kingsley (Pls Like, Stath Lets Flats) direct’s the series which stars Katy Wix (Anna & Katy, The Windsors, Not Going Out) and Lolly Adefope (Miracle Workers, This Time with Alan Partridge).
Bridging horror and comedy, with an irreverent tone this troupe have made their own, Ghosts is the first BBC One project for the core team of Mathew Baynton, Simon Farnaby, Martha Howe-Douglas, Jim Howick, Laurence Rickard and Ben Willbond.