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‘Police training college’ comedy for ITV


‘Police training college’ comedy for ITV

ITVX has commissioned Piglets, a six-part half-hour comedy.

ITV’s Head of Comedy, Nana Hughes:

“Piglets was a script that had me laughing from the first page through to the last page. I am very excited to be working with Robert Harley and Sam Leifer along with the Queens of comedy – Victoria Pile and Caroline Leddy.”

The government’s stated policy of recruiting 20,000 new police officers in double quick time has not come at the cost of lowering standards. Or has it?  Set in a fictional police training college, “Piglets” is about a newly recruited group of six very different would-be cops and the handful of key staff whose thankless task it is to knock them into some kind of shape.

Piglets is written by Victoria Pile, Robert Harley, James Henry, Oriane Messina and Fay Rusling – the team responsible for Green Wing and Campus (Channel 4) – and Omar Khan, a participant in the ITV Comedy Writers Initiative and recent winner of an International Emmy with the Sir Peter Ustinov Award for writers under 30.

“Casting is ongoing, and the show presents a great opportunity to showcase our best young comedic talent, as well as some established star names amongst the senior college staff members.” – ITV

Filming starts in early January 2024 with the series set to premiere on ITVX in Summer 2024.

Writer Victoria Pile:

“So delighted to be part of ITVX’s strong commitment to comedy, and grateful for Nana Hughes’ terrific support and enthusiasm for Piglets, not least in helping us secure such a diverse range of talent”

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