Mitchell and Webb are back on Channel 4 with a new comedy pilot.
Back comes from Emmy-award winning writer Simon Blackwell, who worked with Mitchell and Webb on Channel 4’s popular comedy Peep Show.
When Stephen’s (Mitchell) father Laurie dies, it is finally Stephen’s time to take over the family business, a local pub. His mother and sister (Julie Deakin and Louise Brealey) are too busy aligning positive energies to take an interest in the family business.
However, when his charming and charismatic former foster-brother Andrew (Webb) turns up unexpectedly at Laurie’s funeral hoping to rekindle his relationship with his foster family, Stephen’s plans are thrown into disarray.
Channel 4’s Phil Clarke said “To have Mitchell and Webb and Simon Blackwell working together is a very exciting prospect. Simon has written a very funny and clever script with a strong emotional heart that takes Robert Webb and David Mitchell in a new and genuinely intriguing direction.”
The 30-minute pilot is a That Mitchell & Webb Company production in association with Big Talk Productions.