BBC Two announces new comedy series Brain in Gear

BBC Two announces new comedy series Brain in Gear

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Monday, 3rd August 2020
Brain in Gear (Credit: BBC)

New comedy series Brain in Gear heads to BBC Two.

The series, written by and starring Gbemisola Ikumelo (Famalam), is a flat-share comedy centred around Remi, a normal single woman in her twenties who is battling anxiety in the form of her two alter egos, Boss Bitch Remi and Dark Remi.

With one voice telling her to seize the day and the other urging her to curl up in bed all day, Remi attempts to navigate everyday life with the conflict of her inner voices pulling her in opposite directions.

Gbemisola Ikumelo said: “This is a legit dream coming true moment for me and I keep finding myself asking: 'Did the BBC actually just give me my own show?' I’m sure It will sink in soon enough, but for now I’m just revelling in all of the exciting possibilities that are presented by this becoming a series.”

The series was originally debuted as one of the BBC’s Comedy Shorts in 2019 and joins a number of the originals being turned into full series commissions, such as BBC Two's Mandy and BBC Three's Lazy Susan.

Shane Allen, Controller of Comedy Commissioning, added: “This highly distinctive concept is ripe with comic potential and Gbemisola has fast become one of the leading comedy performers of her generation. 

"Her range of characters is a joy to behold and we’re proud to see her spread her considerable talent wings as creator, writer and co-director of this very special mini-series.”

Ikumelo will also star in the upcoming third series of Famalam on BBC Three, which is due to return later this year.

The BBC will announce broadcast details for Brain In Gear in due course.

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New comedy series Brain in Gear heads to BBC Two.