David Tennant and Michael Sheen have been cast in a brand new lockdown comedy from the BBC titled ‘Staged’.
The 6 episode series features the cast of a play – the cream of the crop of British acting talent – who are furloughed when their upcoming West End production is suddenly brought to a halt. It follows the cast as they try their best to keep the rehearsals on track in lockdown. ‘Staged’ takes on the challenges of creating a drama in lockdown, on stage and off.
Based on an original idea by Simon Evans and Phin Glynn – the series is written and directed by Evans and is an Infinity Hill/GCB Films production for BBC One. It was commissioned by Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content. Phin Glynn, Victor Glynn and Georgia Tennant produce. Tennant and Sheen are also executive producers of the series. Executive Producers for Infinity Hill are Axel Kuschevatzky and Cindy Teperman and for GCB, Geoff Iles.
Georgia Tennant, Lucy Eaton and Anna Lundberg will feature in the series with a selection of guest stars including Nina Sosanya, with more to be confirmed in due course.
Charlotte Moore, Director BBC Content says: “It’s so important that the BBC provides moments of humour and light relief and this mischievous idea shows what great sports Michael and David are.”
The series is created by using a combination of self-shooting and video conferencing technology, all in accordance with the COVID 19 health and safety protocols.
The series will air in June 2020 on BBC One and will be available as a box set on BBC iPlayer after transmission.
Tennant and Sheen have previously starred together in the adaptation of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s ‘Good Omens’.