UKTV has commissioned a new three-part original sitcom about the unseen life of a modern hospital for Dave.
Porters follows deluded Simon Porter, played by Ed Easton (Inside No. 9), who dreams of passing his medical exam, but he sees his way of making it as a doctor by starting at the bottom as a porter in a hospital and working his way up.
Porter joins the cynical Frankie (Susan Wokoma - Chewing Gum), a self-proclaimed 'Queen of the Porters', and naive nurse Lucy played by Claudia Jessie (Line of Duty).
Writer Dan Sefton (Delicious, The Good Karma Hospital) based Porters on his own experiences working in a hospital.
“Dan is a brilliantly original writer who’s crafted a world and set of characters that are rich with promise," said Pete Thornton, UKTV senior commissioning editor.
"Combined with a really fresh, exciting young cast, Porters has all the makings of an exceptionally strong new comedy.”
Steve North, Dave general manager, added, “Following the continuing strength and success of Red Dwarf and the superb reaction to Zapped last year, we know Dave viewers really enjoy our original scripted content.
"Porters is another welcome addition to our ever-growing slate.”
Porters will debut on Dave later this year.