Paramount-owned US network Showtime has partnered with Channel 4 in the UK on an eight-part comedy featuring Brett Gelman (Stranger Things).
Entitled (8 x 30 minutes) has been created by Matt Morgan (Mister Winner) and stars Gelman as an American widower who must get to know his British wife’s estranged family in their crumbling gothic mansion in the English countryside as they compete for his affections – and his newly inherited fortune.
Harry Williams, Jack Williams and Sarah Hammond of Two Brothers Pictures are attached as exec producers, with German and Morgan.
C4 and Showtime are coproducing in association with All3Media International, the sales arm of Two Brothers parent All3Media.
Tim Kirkby (The Pentaverate) will direct season one and executive produce as well, with production scheduled to begin in Manchester in August. The show is slated to premiere in 2023.
Fiona McDermott, head of comedy at C4, described the show as “a brilliant marriage of Brett and Matt’s talents; wicked and hilarious” that will “deliver a comic ensemble with a ruthless, mischievous and gripping story…”