Funnyman Martin Clunes is set to play a conscientious driving instructor in new BBC One comedy, Warren.
The new original series centres around the egotistical and self-assured Warren, who thinks the world is out to get him. The six-part series was penned by up-and-coming writers Jimmy Donny Cosgrove and Paul McKenna.
Warren grapples against problems and misunderstandings of his own making which often have chaotic and disastrous consequences for those around him, but especially for himself.
Jimmy Mulville, Managing Director, Hat Trick Productions said: “Great scripts attract great actors and this was the case with Warren. Martin plays the central role to perfection…We can’t wait to make it.”
Warren is the former Men Behaving Badly star’s first sitcom since the reboot of BBC One series Reggie Perrin, which finished in 2010.
“Because this came from Hat Trick I thought it was worth a read and the script is just so funny that I didn’t want anyone else to do it,” added Clunes.
Shane Allen, Controller Comedy Commissioning at the BBC explained: “We have enormous faith in Warren as the pilot displayed the perfect alchemy of well-drawn characters, punchy funny lines, a terrific ensemble cast and in Martin Clunes a heavyweight comedy champion who we’re delighted to see step back in to the ring of a BBC One sitcom.”