Count Abdulla release date and first look at new ITVX comedy with Arian Nik and Jaime Winstone

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ITV has announced new comedy series Count Abdulla for its new ITVX streaming service.

Count Abdulla is a six-part comedy series written by Kaamil Shah which will premiere on ITVX this summer.

Arian Nik (The Bay) will take up the lead role, joined on the cast by Jaime Winstone as Kathy, Manpreet Bambra as Amrita, Sia Alipour as Shafi, Nina Wadia as Bushra, Rishi Nair as Maajid and Akshay Kumar as Rishi

Kathy [Jaime Winstone] and Abdulla [Arian Nik].
Count Abdulla: Ep1 on ITVX. Pictured: Kathy [Jaime Winstone] and Abdulla [Arian Nik]. ©Fudge Park

A teaser shares: “Count Abdulla follows Abdulla Khan – a mid-twenties British-Pakistani Muslim doctor stuck in an identity crisis, caught between his religious mother and his secular, hedonistic friends.

“But when Abdulla is bitten by a vampire he suddenly becomes the outsider’s outsider.”

A release date for the series has been confirmed for 15 June 2023 on ITVX.

Nana Hughes, ITV’s Head of Comedy said: “The arrival of ITVX gives us more opportunities to commission a broad range of comedies and a dedicated place for the genre to call home. We want a huge cross section of contemporary, diverse and inclusive comedy.

“We want to take risks but most importantly we want our audiences to find shows that reflect them and make them laugh.”

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