Everything you need to know about the new TV comedy Newark, Newark – starting at 9pm tonight

GOLD’s brand new and completely original comedy has a warm, real-life core

The new show Newark, Newark (LR) stars Bo Poraj as Dariusz, Jessie Mae Alonzo as Amber, Jai Hollis as Leslie, Beverley Callard as Pauline, Morgana Robinson as Maxine, Mathew Horne as Terry, Saskia Chana as Claire and Vahid Gold as Rudy

Does life really begin at 40? Chip shop manager Pugnacious Maxine Sinclair (Morgana Robinson, House of Fools ) certainly hope so.

Recently divorced, Maxine is looking for a life partner to replace her no-nonsense ex-husband Terry (Mathew Horne, Gavin and Stacey ) and rekindled her fire. However, with her fiery temper like deep fryers, should Maxine find out who is yin or yang?

Set in the working-class Eastern Midlands market town, GOLD’s brand new, original comedy Newark, Newark starting Monday, March 28 at 9pm.

Maxine may be looking for her next adventure – heck, she might even think it’s her time to shine – but her 16-year-old son Leslie has other ideas.

Morgana Robinson as Maxine, with Beverley Callard as Pauline

In his own mind, Leslie – played by newcomer Jai Hollis – was poised to earn admiration from his peers when he announced that he was part of the LGBTQ+ community. He’s on a mission to make this summer of love his summer of love, but also to last the family drama for a full six weeks.

Desperate to attract attention, Leslie plans to appear at her mother’s 40th birthday party. What he doesn’t realize is that his sexuality is less of a mystery to people – and even less of interest – than he imagines it to be.

Beverley Callard says her character is “absolutely hideous…but very funny”

While her son does what he can to steal her sparkle, Maxine Pauline’s mother – none other than the former Opening the street star Beverley Callard – is in business to smother it.

Maxine is looking for a partner to truly light her fire and, in Leslie’s words, is beginning her own sexual renaissance. However, Pauline has a very different view and thinks that if a man has teeth of his own, it is something worth sticking with.

Mathew Horne as Terry, Maxine’s ex-husband

“Pauline is hideous,” Beverley revealed. “She’s gross, she’s vulgar, she’s quite cruel sometimes – but she’s funny!”

Based on the life of show creator Nathan Foad and his mother, Newark, Newark anchored in Maxine and Leslie’s unique mother-daughter bond.

Maxine’s relationship with his son Leslie (Jai Hollis) was inspired by the relationship the show’s creator had with his mother.

Nathan explains: “When people ask, ‘Why are you funny?’ I have two answers: first, because I am a chubby kid, and second, because I have a very funny mother. My mother and I have this special bond and – this is out of the question for my brothers, whom I hold dear – but I have always felt like an only child. “

Maxine and Leslie are both very conflicted about where they “should be” in life, which fuels the bubbly comedy in warm, grounded territory – a real win for GOLD.

Watch Newark, Newark from 9pm on Monday 28/3 on GOLD channel. The three episodes will air over three nights (28, 29 and 30) at 9pm. Then, catch up on requests on Sky and Virgin.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/newark-tv-comedy-show-channel-26464457 Everything you need to know about the new TV comedy Newark, Newark - starting at 9pm tonight

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