Sitcom Sunny D has been commissioned for a full season following a successful pilot as part of this year’s BBC Three Comedy Feeds.
The four 25-minute episodes will star stand-up comedian Dane Baptiste, with Don Warrington (Death in Paradise) and Gbemisola Ikumelo (Broadchurch).
Sunny D is described as “a smart, fast-paced and stylish sitcom that captures the angst of the quarter-life crisis, family, love and loss, from Dane’s perspective.”
Dane Baptiste commented: “I’m incredibly happy that Sunny D has been commissioned! It represents the possibility of the mainstream opening the comedy landscape to a new perspective and the resurrection of the Black British sitcom. I grew up watching sitcoms on the BBC, so to have them invest in my own project is an opportunity that I relish and am grateful for.”
Executive producer Rebecca Papworth added: “Sunny D gives full flight to rising star Dane Baptiste’s comic rage against an unsympathetic universe. It is laugh out loud, imaginative, compelling and honest storytelling from a big name of the future.”
The official synopsis for Sunny D reads: “Trapped in a mundane 9-5 job and still living at home with his moody twin and unsympathetic parents, Dane dreams of his escape.”
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