UKTV has commissioned a brand-new comedy series for Gold channel entitled Newark, Newark.
The three-part series is set in the eponymous working-class market town in the East Midlands.
Morgana Robinson stars as the tired and truculent matriarch Maxine, who manages a local chip shop.
Maxine is trying to ride out her divorce and search for a new flame, but her dullard ex-husband Terry (Mathew Horne) is trying ever more desperately to win her back. Meanwhile her vulnerable son Leslie (Jai Hollis) has just come out as gay.
Creator and writer Nathan Foad (The Young Offenders) said: “Making Newark, Newark is my wildest dream come true.
“If I could go back in time and tell my teenage self anything, I’d look him straight in his chubby little face and I’d say: ‘Growing up different in this town might not be easy, but one day they’re gonna let you make a TV show about it. Also, learn to breathe through your nose.’”
Newark, Newark will air on Gold in early 2022.