BBC Three in the UK has ordered a gym-based comedy series from People Just Do Nothing’s Allan ‘Seapa’ Mustafa and a warehouse-based factual show, ahead of the channel brand’s return to linear today.
Peacock is from writers Steve Stamp and Ben Murray, with UK-based Big Talk Productions. The show tells the story of a personal trainer in the midst of an identity crisis after he loses out on a promotion.
Mustafa (People Just Do Nothing) stars alongside Lucien Laviscount (Emily in Paris), Thomas Gray (Absolutely Fine) and Susan Wokoma.
Also on the slate is factual drama Death In The Warehouse, which tells the fictional story of warehouse worker Alys whose childhood friend Megan joins the same distribution centre as a trainee manager.
In a desperate attempt to keep her new job, Megan presses pregnant Alys to get her ‘pick-rate’ up, putting Alys and her baby at risk.
The show is written by new screenwriter Helen Black and produced by BBC Studios Drama Productions.