Daddy Issues - David Morrissery & Aimee Lou Wood

Daddy Issues – first image and cast confirmed

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The forthcoming sitcom will star David Morrissey and Aimee Lou Wood as a father/daughter odd couple.

The BBC have released the first image of David Morrissey and Aimee Lou Wood from their upcoming sitcom Daddy Issues .

The show follows Gemma who, after discovering she is pregnant, is forced to flat share with her hapless father. It comes from writer Danielle Ward (Brassic).

Here’s what we know about Daddy Issues:

When hedonistic 24 year old Gemma discovers she’s pregnant after a random hook-up, she has no choice but to turn to her hapless father Malcolm for support. Recently divorced from Gemma’s mother (who made off with their joint savings to ‘Eat Pray Love’ her way around the world), Malcolm is unable to load a washing machine, boil an egg or microwave rice without it exploding. Up until now, he’s been living in squalor with fellow divorcee Derek but when Gemma’s own flatmate decides to move out, the combination of financial desperation and a desire to not be totally alone makes her resort to the unthinkable: she asks her dad to move in with her. Because what’s the worst that could happen…?

Daddy Issues - David Morrissery & Aimee Lou Wood
Malcolm (David Morrissey) and Gemma (Aimee Lou Wood) (Image: James Stack)

From dating disasters and failed romances through to toxic friendships and messy family dynamics, plus a dangerously sociopathic antenatal teacher, Daddy Issues is an affectionate heart-warming story between father and daughter and the reality of facing up to parenthood – at any stage of life

Now, the wider cast is  confirmed to include Susannah Fielding (This Time with Alan Partridge) and Damien Molony (Being Human). Plus, Cyril Nri, Sharon Rooney, Sarah Hadland, Taj Atwal, Arian Nik, Tom Stourton, Susan Lynch, Lauren O’Rourke, Cora Kirk, Perry Fitzgerald, Claire Keelan, Sherrie Hewson, Humphrey Ker and David Reed.

The series is being made by Fudge Park for BBC Three and BBC iPlayer. The directors are Catherine Morshead (The Full Monty) and Damon Beesley (White Gold). The producer is Lynn Roberts, executive producers are Phil Gilbert (Fudge Park Productions) and Damon Beesley. Aimee Lou Wood, David Morrissey and Danielle Ward are also executive producers.

Daddy Issues filmed in Stockport and will run for six episodes. We’ll keep you posted.