Amanda Abbington and Katherine Parkinson will lead new ITV comedy team

ITV has revealed a list of new comedies, most of which will premiere on ITVX, starring stars including Katherine Parkinson and Amanda Abbington.

The broadcaster’s upcoming streaming platform will replace ITV Hub as the broadcaster ramps up efforts to compete with industry giants like Netflix and Amazon.

IT Crowd actresses Parkinson and Doc Martin will star in Significant Other.


Katherine Parkinson (Ian West / PA)

The film, which begins filming next month, will follow two lonely neighbors who begin a “hesitating, obstacle-filled relationship” after major life changes bring them together.

It is based on an Israeli series of the same name, written by Dana Fainaru and Hamish Wright, and will star alongside Youssef Kerkour, whose credits include House Of Gucci and Home.

The six-part series will air on ITVX next year.

Sherlock star Abbington will appear in the six-part series The Family Pile, which will follow four sisters who have lost their parents and are clearing out the family home to sell.

Filmed in the Liverpool City Area and set to air on ITV next year, the show will also star Clare Calbraith, Claire Keelan and Alexandra Mardell as sisters.

Comedian Jayde Adams, who will be competing in the upcoming series of the upcoming TV series Ruby Speaking on Bristol’s ITVX channel.


Jayde Adams in Comic Relief 2021 (Kieron McCarron / BBC / PA)

Fellow Bristolian Rosie Gaunt-Mathieson will direct the series while Jon Macqueen will produce.

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Count Abdulla on ITVX will follow Abdulla Khan, played by Arian Nik, a young British Muslim doctor of Pakistani origin going through an identity crisis when he finds himself trapped between his religious mother and her friends. secular hedonism.

When he is bitten by a vampire, played by Jaime Winstone, he becomes an “outsider”.

Written by Kaamil Shah and directed by Asim Abbasi, Count Abdulla is the work of Fudge Park.

Deep Fake Neighbor Wars will use AI technology to transform the UK’s best new impressionist artists into celebrities such as Nicki Minaj, Tom Holland, Mark Zuckerberg and Billie Eilish.

Nana Hughes, ITV’s head of comedy, said: “The arrival of ITVX gives us more opportunities to make a range of comedies and a place dedicated to the genre to go home.

“We wanted a comedy that was contemporary, diverse and inclusive. We like to take risks but most importantly we want our audiences to find shows that reflect them and make them laugh. “ Amanda Abbington and Katherine Parkinson will lead new ITV comedy team

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