BBC One has announced a new lockdown comedy starring David Tennant and Michael Sheen called Staged.
The six-part series is based on an original idea by Simon Evans and Phin Glynn, with the series written and directed by Evans.
Staged follows the cast of a play forced to halt their upcoming West End Production and sent home on furlough.
Classed as some of the best British actors of their generation, the cast try to keep up rehearsals at home during lockdown.
The series finds the comedy and challenges of creating a drama in lockdown both on and off stage.
Joining Tennant and Sheen is Georgia Tennant, Lucy Eaton, Anna Lundberg and Nina Sosanya, plus more guests to be confirmed in due course.
To follow government guidelines on Covid-19, a combination of self-shooting and video conferencing technology was used to film the series.
Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content, commented: “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 will air in June 2020 on BBC One.