Vera Star, Brenda Blethyn To Star In New Sitcom
Star of popular drama Vera is to star in a new sitcom entitled “Kate and Koji”. Written by Guy Jenkin and Andy Hamilton (outnumbered) the show will be filmed in front of a live studio audience.
Kate and Koji 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.
Brenda Blethyn will star as Kate alongside film actor Jimmy Akingbola who is taking on the role of Koji.
Jimmy Mulville, Managing Director at Hat Trick Productions said about the new six-part studio sitcom: “ITV is the perfect home for Kate and Koji, 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, said: “Brenda and Jimmy head up a fantastic cast and we have six brilliantly written scripts.”
Kate and Koji will air later this year on ITV.
Filming will take place at Elstree Studios on January 23, 24, 31 and February 7, 14, 21 & 28. You can be in the audience. Apply for tickets
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The new series of Vera begins Sunday 12th January on ITV