Daisy May Cooper and Selin Hizli are to star in a brand new comedy series on BBC One and iPlayer.
Daisy May Cooper (This Country) and Selin Hizli (Deadwater Fell) create, write and star in the lead roles of the six-parter titled Am I Being Unreasonable?
Also on the team are Executive Producer Jack Thorne (His Dark Materials, The Fades, This is England, National Treasure), director Jonny Campbell (Dracula, Eric & Ernie) and producer Pippa Brown (The Other One, Psychobitches) for a Boffola Pictures and Lookout Point co-production.
Joining the cast are comedy BAFTA award winner Jessica Hynes (There She Goes), Dustin Demri-Burns (Cardinal Burns, The Great), Amanda Wilkin (The Split ), David Fynn (Game of Thrones), Juliet Cowan (Back to Life), Ruben Catt (Ted’s Top Ten), and Karla Crome (Under the Dome).
A teaser shares: “Am I Being Unreasonable? sees Nic (Daisy May Cooper) grieving a loss that she can’t share with anyone whilst stuck in a depressing marriage. Only her son, Ollie (Lenny Rush, Apple Tree House) who she adores, keeps her going.
“But when Jen (Selin Hizli) arrives in town her life is lit up with laughter and through this kindred soul her dark secret starts to bubble up.”
Writer-creator Daisy May Cooper said: “So excited to be writing this with my best friend and the funniest person I know on a subject that I think sums us up perfectly…. Toxic friendship.”
Writer-creator Selin Hizli added: “Everything about creating this show has been a dream come true. Jack Thorne, Lookout Point and Boffola Pictures have been incredible. I can’t wait to bring this dark, funny world to life with Jonny Campbell and I’m so thrilled it has found its home at the BBC. Now I just have to put up with Daisy for a bit longer while we film it…”
Kate Phillips, former Acting Director of BBC Comedy, commented: “We are so proud that Daisy is continuing her relationship with the BBC to make this very special series with her best friend Selin. The scripts are golden and ooze pure comedy brilliance – viewers are going to devour this!”
The series will film in Bristol and around the West Country with an air date to be announced.
The six-part 30 minute series will air on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.