King Gary will return with a full series for BBC One, following a successful pilot which broadcast in December 2018.
“King Gary is big on laughs, big on heart and big on talent. Landing a mainstream family sitcom with a modern tone is a tough nut to crack but these scripts are bursting with great lines and well-earned set pieces. We look forward to Gary and Terri bringing cheer to a year of bafflement.” – Shane Allen, Controller of Comedy Commissioning for the BBC
The six-part series starts production this weekend. The comedy has been created by the BAFTA-winning team behind Murder in Successville, written by Tom Davis and James De Frond.
The series follows Gary King (Tom Davis) and love-of-his life, Terri (Laura Checkley) as they bowl through family-life in suburbia. Gary’s quest to impress the neighbours and fill dad, Big Gary’s big shoes, might be more successful if he wasn’t such a drama-queen but there’s always a lot of love around in Butterchurn Crescent.
Returning to the cast are Simon Day as Big Gary; Camille Coduri as Denise; Laura Checkley as Terri; Neil Maskell as Winkle and Romesh Ranganathan as Stuart. They will be joined by Dustin Demri-Burns, Lisa McGrillis, Mim Shaikh, and Emma Sidi.
King Gary is a Shiny Button Production for BBC One.
“James and I are honoured to be given the opportunity to bring the world we’ve grown up around to BBC One.We were both blown away with the tip top response to the pilot and can’t wait to get cracking with the series. We love writing these characters and it’s going to be an absolute joy to muck about in their world.” – Writer and star Tom Davis