People Just Do Nothing star and co-writer Steve Stamp said his latest comedy series for BBC Three reflects modern society.
tamp played Steves on the Bafta-winning show, which premiered in 2014 and ran for five seasons, followed by pirate radio station Kurupt FM’s hapless MCs and DJs.
His latest co-creation for BBC Three, entitled Peacock, is about a self-proclaimed personal trainer named Andy in the midst of an identity crisis, played by People Just Do Nothing star Allan Mustafa.
Stamp told the PA news agency: “I always want to kind of hold up a mirror to society, I think a bit, and laugh at things that are funny in the modern world.”
The series follows protagonist Andy as he tries to prove he’s got more than good looks and a well-curated dating profile after missing out on a promotion to a younger and better-looking personal trainer.
Stamp, who also stars on the show, said, “A lot of what we talk about is this kind of masculinity shift and people struggle with that a little bit.
“I felt like this hadn’t been done on TV and the gym was the perfect place to do that.
“Andy ends up being a self-proclaimed spokesperson for body positivity, which he just happened to decide.”
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Peacock also stars Emily In Paris star Lucien Laviscount, After Life’s Mandeep Dhillon and Sophia Di Martino, who starred in Loki.
Stamp added that they “owe everything” to platforms like BBC Three, which nurture new creative talent, including comedy writing and acting.
It follows the government’s decision to proceed with plans to privatize Kanal 4.
Peacock debuts on BBC Three on April 25 at 10pm.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/people-just-do-nothing-writer-holds-mirror-to-society-in-new-bbc-three-series-41575216.html The People Just Do Nothing author holds ‘the mirror of society’ in the new BBC Three series.