Matt Berry’s next series is a Victorian detective comedy

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Matt Berry – who’s known for Toast Of London, The IT Crowd and many other hilarious projects – has a new series on Channel 4. It’s called Year Of The Rabbit, and it’s a detective series with comedy elements set in Victorian-era London.

The synopsis for Year Of The Rabbit, which makes it sound like a real hoot, is right here:

“This brand new series follows Detective Inspector Rabbit (Berry), a hardened booze-hound who’s seen it all, and his new, hapless, by-the-books partner (Freddie Fox).

“While they’re investigating a local murder, the lewd but insightful adoptive daughter (Susan Wokoma) of the chief of police joins them, becoming the country’s first female officer.

“Together, the trio must fight crime while rubbing shoulders with street gangs, crooked politicians, Bulgarian princes, spiritualists, music hall stars and the Elephant Man.”

Year Of The Rabbit series 1 will consist of six half-hour episodes, but we’re not sure yet when they will debut on our tellies. We’ll keep you posted as we hear more, of course.

Channel 4 also announced two other comedy projects at the same time: Roisin Conaty’s GameFace is coming back for another series, and W1A‘s Rufus Jones is set to star in a new show entitled Home. Isn’t it great to see so many talented and funny people getting new chances to shine?

Digital Spy