ITV 2 is bringing a brand new, original sitcom to our screens
Timewasters is a comedy written, created and starring writer and actor Daniel Lawrence Taylor (Uncle) about a struggling South London jazz four-piece who get flung back to the 1920s by a urine-sodden lift in a dilapidated block of flats.
Taylor is joined by Kadiff Kirwan (Chewing Gum), Adelayo Adedayo (Skins) and Samson Kayo (The Javone Prince Show) as four struggling musicians who find out that the Jazz Age is not as genteel as they might have hoped and far more dangerous than Downton Abbey lead them to believe.
Enthusiastically, if ineffectually assisted by a pair of oddball twins and some notable 1920s luminaries (including Kevin Eldon as John Logie Baird, inventor of television and co-founder of the RTS), the band are forced to navigate the murky waters of the Roaring Twenties as they try to make their way back home. Never missing an opportunity to introduce some of the Bright Young Things to some of modern London’s finest tunes…
I wanted to call it 'Black To The Future' but Universal wouldn't let me. https://t.co/o2j35kVzcM
— DanielLawrenceTaylor (@DanielTaylor247) August 24, 2016
ITV’s Saskia Schuster promised a “very funny, smart new comedy with a brilliant cast”, while Big Talk CEO, Kenton Allen added “Daniel Lawrence Taylor's audacious idea of 4 time traveling dudes from South London going 'black to the future' has been a joy to make from start to finish.”
Writer Daniel Lawrence Taylor said “You don’t see that many black people in period dramas, or in time machines, so I thought I’d try to write about both.”