Greg Davies and Andy Samberg cast in BBC Three comedy ‘Cuckoo’

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Starring Greg Davies (The Inbetweeners), Helen Baxendale (Cold Feet) and Andy Samberg (Saturday Night Live), the six-part series is created and written by Robin French and Kieron Quirke (Trinity).

The official synopsis reads: “When Ken (Greg Davies) and Lorna (Helen Baxendale) collect their daughter (Tamla Kari) from the airport, they’re horrified to learn that she’s returned from her gap year with more than just a henna tattoo and braids in her hair. At the arrival gate, she promptly introduces them to her new husband, Cuckoo (Andy Samberg) – the squared-jawed, self-appointed spiritual ninja who is now their son-in-law.

“Cuckoo is every parent’s worst nightmare – a slacker full of outlandish, New Age ideas. Ken and Lorna have no choice but to welcome him into their family home – and if every Englishman’s home is his castle, then this hippie has stormed Ken’s fortress and plundered everything, most unforgivably, his princess.”

BBC Three Controller Zai Bennett commented: “Cuckoo is both original and unique. We’re delighted to be announcing this exciting new sitcom with such an illustrious cast from two of my favourite new writers.”

Executive producer Ash Atalla (The Office) added: “The best of British meets the toast of Hollywood. We hope Cuckoo cements the special relationship between our two great countries. I imagine Obama and Cameron will be watching closely.”

Directed by Ben Taylor (Spy, Cardinal Burns), filming begins this summer and Cuckoo will air on BBC Three later this year.

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