David Tennant & Michael Sheen Team Up Again In Lockdown Comedy ‘Staged’ For BBC One
I know some people are a little tired of seeing shows performed via video chat during the lockdown, but when the show is a comedy starring David Tennant & Michael Sheen, I don’t think anyone can be unhappy with that news!
‘Staged‘ 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. The series follows the cast as they try their best to keep the rehearsals on track in lockdown.
Absurd and humorous in equal measure, the series takes on the challenges of creating a drama in lockdown, on stage and off, with a line-up including Georgia Tennant, Anna Lundberg (conveniently, the partners of David & Michael which makes things easier!) and Lucy Eaton. The show will also have a selection of guest stars including Nina Sosanya, with more to be confirmed in due course.
“It’s vital that the BBC provides moments of light relief and this mischievous idea shows what great sports Michael and David are in sending themselves up,” comments Charlotte Moore, Director BBC Content.
The Staged production team are following the latest government guidelines on Covid-19 to ensure that the series is made safely and responsibly, using a combination of self-shooting and video conferencing technology, all in accordance with the latest protocols.
Based on an original idea by Simon Evans and Phin Glynn – ‘Staged’ is written and directed by Evans and is an Infinity Hill/GCB Films production for BBC One. It was commissioned by Charlotte Moore, Director BBC Content. The producers are Phin Glynn, Victor Glynn and Georgia Tennant. David Tennant and Michael Sheen are also executive producers of the series. Executive Producers for Infinity Hill are Axel Kuschevatzky and Cindy Teperman and for GCB, Geoff Iles.
‘Staged‘ 6 x 15min episodes will air in June 2020 on BBC One and will be available as a box set on BBC iPlayer after transmission.
The BBC also dropped a little taster of ‘Staged’ up on social media which you can see below:
— BBC Press Office (@bbcpress) May 22, 2020
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