Semi-Detached follows Stuart (Mack), a failing wedding DJ whose life in suburbia spirals downhill.
Stuart’s hopes of a quiet life are crushed by his chaotic family including his much younger partner April (Ellie White) and their new-born baby, his law-breaking brother Charlie (Neil Fitzmaurice) and his drug-taking father, Willie (Clive Russell).
To make matters worse, Stuart lives across the cul-de-sac from his ex-wife Kate (Samantha Spiro), who lives with their teenage daughter Madonna (Sarah Hoare) and Kate’s know-it-all husband Ted (Patrick Baladi), who supplies fish to sushi restaurants.
Each episode will play out in real time, allowing viewers to watch a half-hour window of Stuart’s hectic life.
Originally a New on Two pilot, the full six-part series of Semi-Detached will be produced by Happy Tramp North for BBC Two and written by David Crow and Oliver Maltman.
Gregor Sharp, Commissioning Editor for the BBC, commented: “Semi-Detached stands out from the crowd with its combination of intricate plotting and sustained comic action and we’re knocked out by the amazing cast that have come on board to bring David and Oliver’s sparkling scripts to life.”