David Tennant & Michael Sheen to Lead BBC Lockdown Comedy


BBC One has lined up the lockdown comedy Staged, a 6×15-minute series starring David Tennant and Michael Sheen.

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. Staged takes on the challenges of creating a drama in lockdown, on stage and off, with a lineup that includes Georgia Tennant, Lucy Eaton and Anna Lundberg. The show will also have a selection of guest stars, including Nina Sosanya, with more to be confirmed.

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. The series will air in June 2020 on BBC One and will be available as a box set on BBC iPlayer after broadcast.

Charlotte Moore, director of BBC Content, 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.”