The BBC have revealed details of brand-new comedy series Staged, which will air next month and feature David Tennant and Michael Sheen in the lead roles
Staged will centre around the cast of a play, who are described as ‘the cream of the crop of British acting talent’. The series is set to tell a very topical story, as in the midst of preparing for their upcoming West End production, the actors’ rehearsals are brought to a sudden halt when they are furloughed. It follows the cast try their best to keep their rehearsals on track whilst they’re all stuck in lockdown.
The series will reunite David Tennant and Michael Sheen, who proved themselves to be a stellar double act in recent Amazon Prime series Good Omens, which saw them take on the lead roles of demon Crowley and angel Aziraphale.
Also starring alongside Tennant and Sheen will be Georgia Tennant (Doctor Who, The Bill), Lucy Eaton (A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, Daisy Pulls It Off) and Anna Lundberg. As well as this, a selection of guests stars are due to appear throughout the series, including another Good Omens alumnus Nina Sosanya (Killing Eve, His Dark Materials), with others due to be announced later.
Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content has said, “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.’
Staged has been created in line with the latest government guidelines using a combination of self-shooting and video conferencing technology, and promises to be ‘absurd and humorous in equal measure’. It is based on an original idea by Simon Evans and Phin Glyn, and has been created by Infinity Hill and GCB Films for BBC One.
The series has been written and directed by Evans, and produced by Phin Glynn, Victor Glynn and Georgia Tennant, with David Tennant and Michael Sheen acting as executive producers alongside Axel Kuschevatzky, Cindy Teperman, and Geoff Iles.
Staged will air on BBC One in June 2020, and will be available as a box set on BBC iPlayer after transmission.
A teaser clip, featuring Tennant and Sheen is available to watch now:
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