ITV has announced brand new comedy sitcom Kate and Kolo.
Brenda Blethyn and Jimmy Akingbola will star in the six-part series, taking on the title roles of Kate and Kolo respectively.
A synopsis of the show reads: "Kate and Kolo centres around a working-class woman who runs an old-fashioned café in a neglected seaside town and who develops a strong, if sometimes volatile, friendship with an asylum-seeking African doctor."
The series will air in 2020 with further casting to be announced in due course.
Kate and Kolo is a Hat Trick production, written by Guy Jenkin and Andy Hamilton, who will also supervise a trainee writer under the Comedy 50:50 scheme.
Jimmy Mulville, Managing Director at Hat Trick Productions said: “ITV is the perfect home for Kate and Kolo, written by two of the country’s top writers and with two great actors like Brenda and Jimmy, it’s a wonderfully funny and sometimes touching comedy about real people coping with life at the sharp end.”
Saskia Schuster, ITV's Comedy Controller, added: “Kate and Kolo will be a new sitcom for ITV filmed in front of a live studio audience to air 2020 on the channel.
"Brenda and Jimmy head up a fantastic cast and we have 6 brilliantly written scripts."