BBC Three orders new comedy ‘600 Days’

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BBC Three has announced the commission of 600 Days, a new comedy about the ultimate unlikely couple who end up on the wrong side of the law.

Created and written by Dan Swimer (Grandma’s House, Bad Education) and Adam Kay (Mongrels, Up The Women), the six-part series follows straight-laced Luke (stand-up comedian Elis James), who finds himself sentenced to two years in a Young Offenders Institution along with his girlfriend’s brother Jason (Kadiff Kirwan). Luke will have to rely on Jason’s street smarts to get him through. Unfortunately, Jason is a massive idiot.

The cast also includes 2011 Foster’s Best Newcomer nominee Cariad Lloyd as prison officer Dawn, alongside Ricky Champ (Him & Her, Youngers) as her unsettling colleague Creg.

BBC Three Controller, Zai Bennett commented: “BBC Three is at the heart of new comedy in the UK and is not only still on air, but thriving. BBC Three has a rich history of spotting and nurturing the UK’s best young talent. I’m sure the combination of a cleverly crafted script and the comedy world’s hottest rising stars means we’ll be bringing our audience something truly unique.”

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