Significant Other release date for new ITVX comedy with Katherine Parkinson and Youssef Kerkour


Katherine Parkinson and Youssef Kerkour are to lead new ITVX comedic-drama series Significant Other.

The series, written by Dana Fainaru and Hamish Wright, starts filming next month and will air on ITVX in 2023.

Adapted from yes Studios’ award-winning Israeli series of the same name, the six-part series will follow two lonely neighbours who embark on a hesitant, obstacle-filled relationship after drastic life events bring them together.

Anna [Katherine Parkinson] and Sam [Youssef Kerkour]
Significant Other: Ep1 on ITVX. Pictured: Anna [Katherine Parkinson] and Sam [Youssef Kerkour]. ©Quay Street Productions

A teaser shares: “Sam’s (Youssef Kerkour) waiting to die, after swallowing a cabinet full of pills, when he’s interrupted by his neighbour, Anna (Katherine Parkinson) – she’s having a heart attack and needs to wait with him until help arrives.

“From this ill-fated first encounter, these two lonely neighbours, who have lost all faith in love, embark on a hilarious, obstacle filled relationship, and on the way discover that even when life seems to have passed them by, there are still surprises to be had…”

Significant Other will be released on ITVX on 22 June.

Also on the cast are Kelle Bryan (Me and Mrs Jones) as Sam’s wife Shelley, Mark Heap (Friday Night Dinner, Spaced) as Ray; Ben Bailey Smith (Andor, The Split) as Damien; Sue Vincent (Alma’s Not Normal, Mount Pleasant) as Gina; Shaun Williamson(EastEnders, Extras) as Johnny; Olivia Poulet (Doc Martin, The Thick of It) as Cathy and Will Ash (Death in Paradise, The Rising) as Paul.

You can watch a first trailer below…

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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