Trigonometry: Cast announced for new BBC Two comedy drama

BBC Two has announced the cast for its brand new comedy drama Trigonometry.


Eight part series Trigonometry is a love story about three people who are made for each other, written by Duncan Macmillan and Effie Woods in their first joint television project.

The cast will be led by Gary Carr (The Deuce, The Good Fight), Ariane Labed (The Lobster, Attenberg) and Thalissa Teixeira (The Musketeers, Press).

In crowded and expensive London, cash-strapped couple Gemma (Teixeira) and Kieran (Carr) open their small apartment to a third person. Somehow, their new addition, Ray (Labed), makes the flat seem bigger, not smaller. Gradually, many things become easier, nicer and better with an extra pair of hands.

A synopsis of the show teases: “Trigonometry has emotional and psychological truthfulness at its heart. Funny and full of sexual tension, Gemma and Kieran have everything to lose. As this unusual relationship becomes unavoidable, the trio approach it with the prudence of people in their 30s.

“Is it possible to love in a different way? But even when common sense, friends and family are telling them that this complicated relationship is doomed, Gemma, Kieran and Ray simply can’t be apart…”

Further cast include Rebecca Humphries (Big Bad World, Morgana Robinson’s The Agency), Isabella Laughland (Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, Lewis), Ambreen Razia (Murdered By My Father) and Anne Consigny (Elle).


Gary Carr said: “Trigonometry is just one of those special projects. I’m so grateful to be joining this stellar team of artists and creatives to tell this very human story.”

Ariane Labed commented: “I’m very happy to have the chance to work with Athina Tsangari once again. Her vision, and the tone of these beautiful scripts is going to create something absolutely unique.”

And Thalissa Teixeira added: “I’m totally overwhelmed by all of it, the scripts, the shoot, the people. I’m so happy to be a part of this exceptionally original story.”


Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama, said: “Duncan and Effie’s unique and beautiful scripts demanded three extraordinary, honest and fearless actors to play their leads. And I am delighted that in Gary, Thalissa and Ariane, they have met their sweethearts.”

An air date for Trigonometry on BBC Two will be announced in due course.

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