A new studio sitcom is heading to ITV called Kate and Koji.
The six-part series will star Golden Globe winner Brenda Blethyn (Vera) as Kate, who owns a café in a rundown seaside town. Kate forms an unlikely and at times volatile friendship with an African asylum seeker, a doctor called Koji, played by Jimmy Akingbola (Arrow).
While the pair come from very different worlds, they find that they have a lot in common, including a furious determination to never back down from an argument…
Luckily, Kate’s resourceful nephew ‘Medium’, played by Blake Harrison (The Inbetweeners), is often on hand to act as peacemaker.
Barbara Flynn (Cracker) also stars in Kate and Koji as Kate’s lifelong nemesis Councillor Bone, and Meera Syal (The Split) guest stars as an adversarial GP to Koji.
Kate and Koji will air on ITV in Spring 2020.