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It said series production has commenced on Brotherhood (a project formerly called Mummy’s Boys) from ITV-owned U.K. production firm Big Talk Productions. The eight-episode, 30-minute series is being shot on location and in front of a studio audience, starting this month.
Last year, Comedy Central International announced a plan to order multicamera sitcoms for a global audience. “Brotherhood is the first to come through our development pipeline, and I am thrilled it’s going into series production,” said Lourdes Diaz, vp and head of global production & development at CCI.
Brotherhood features a U.K. cast, including Johnny Flynn (Scrotal Recall), Ellie Taylor (Snog, Marry, Avoid), Gemma Chan (Fresh Meat, Secret Diary of a Call Girl), Ben Ashenden (Siblings) and Sarah Hadland (Miranda). The show is written by newcomers Patrick Carr and Paul McKenna.
Said Diaz: “Paul and Patrick have written a fantastic series that will resonate with our core 16-34 audience, and the cast is absolutely spot-on.”
Said Kenton Allen, co-CEO of Big Talk: “We’re thrilled to be continuing our successful relationship with Comedy Central and delighted they are backing Paul and Patrick’s whip-smart studio sitcom. We can’t wait to welcome audiences to the Brotherhood.”
The show follows two 20-somethings who become surrogate parents to their little brother after their mother dies. “Dan is a sarcastic joker, anxious and a little uptight. Toby is a naive sweetheart with an eye for the ladies. And Jamie hasn’t said a word in six months,” according to a show description. “Thrust into a new world of responsibility, Dan and Toby are in over their heads.”
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