BBC One has commissioned a new comedy thriller created by RTS-Award winner Gbemisola Ikumelo (Famalam), Akemnji Ndifornyen (The Queen’s Gambit) and writing duo Joe Tucker and Lloyd Woolf entitled Black Ops.
The six-part series will follow Dom and Kay, two new officers who join the Met Police with the aim of clearing up their community. When the pair join a powerful criminal enterprise and are suddenly thrust into the dark underworld of deep cover infiltration, the operation soon turns into a fiasco.
Creator and Writer Gbemisola Ikumelo said: “These characters have been swimming around in my head for a long time and so finally seeing them get to live and speak and just be ridiculous is super exciting. We have such an amazing team bringing this to life and I hope audiences really fall in love with them like I have.”
Josh Cole, Head of Comedy at BBC Studios Productions, added: We could not be more excited to be producing Black Ops for the BBC. The show is an ambitious comedy thriller and a passion project for all involved.
“BBC Studios has long been the home of British comedy, and we’re delighted to continue our relationship with the ridiculously talented and indeed multi-talented quartet of Gbemi, Akemnji, Joe and Lloyd.”