ITV2 commissions spy spoof Action Team

ITV2 commissions spy spoof Action Team

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Lorraine Kelly & DI Sleet (Tom Davis) in Murder in Successville. (Credit: BBC/Tiger Aspect Productions/Rory Lindsay)

ITV2 has commissioned new scripted comedy Action Team from the team behind BBC Three's Murder in Successville.

Action Team is a spoof spy action series following the exploits of a top-secret team of special agents working for the British government and tasked with saving the world.

Written by Tom Davis (Murder in Successville, Plebs) and James De Frond, this new comedy will star Davis alongside Jim Howick (Broadchurch), Kayode Ewumi (#HoodDocumentary) and Laura Checkley (Bridget Jones’s Baby).

Tom Davis said: “Every year I sit there as the bookies predict who they think will play the next James Bond and I’m always left off the list, so I’ve decided to do something about it.”

ITV’s Comedy Commissioner Saskia Schuster added: “Think The Naked Gun meets The Bourne Identity in this high octane, big scale comedy featuring a dysfunctional group of spies.  Fast paced, high concept and crammed with silly jokes.”

Paul Mortimer, Head of Digital Channels and Acquisitions also said that Action Team is a great new addition to ITV2’s slate of original comedy. "It also continues our investment in quality entertainment for younger audiences. Tom and James have a great track record in delivering hit comedy and we’re thrilled to be partnering with them on their latest series.”  

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