BBC Studios is set to distribute Steven Moffat’s new cancel culture comedy-drama Douglas is Cancelled, a four-part ITVX commission.
Produced by Hartswood Films and SkyShowtime, the series, set in the world of television news, stars Hugh Bonneville and Karen Gillan, alongside Ben Miles, Alex Kingston, Nick Mohammed and Simon Russell Beale.
“I just sat down and wrote this—didn’t even tell anyone what I was doing,” Moffat said. “And now it’s all happening, thanks to the amazing Sue Vertue (renowned TV producer and in a rare moment of weakness, my wife). I can’t quite believe we’ve managed to get the mighty Hugh Bonneville involved as Douglas and that we’ve lured my old friend Karen Gillan back from Hollywood to play Madeline. And if that’s not enough, we’ve got Ben Miles, Alex Kingston, Nick Mohammed and Simon Russell Beale. It’s the kind of cast that makes you terrified about stepping into the room.”
Polly Hill, head of drama at ITV, noted: “Douglas is Cancelled is a razor-sharp and insightfully witty drama from Steven Moffat, which takes such a clever look at gender politics, social media and being cancelled. I’m really delighted to be working with Steven Moffat, Sue Vertue and the team at Hartswood Films to bring this wonderfully contemporary story to ITVX. It’s testament to Steven’s brilliant scripts that it has attracted such an incredible cast.”