New ITV2 comedy ‘Action Team’ will be like ‘Naked Gun’ meets ‘Bourne Identity’

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ITV2 has ordered a new “spoof spy action-thriller” from the makers of BBC Three’s Murder In Successville.

Written by Tom Davis and James De Frond, Action Team follows the exploits of a top-secret team of special agents working for the British government and charged with saving the world.

The six 30-minute episodes will star Tom Davis (Plebs), Jim Howick (Horrible Histories), Kayode Ewumi (Are You Being Served) and Laura Checkley (Bridget Jones’s Baby).

Tom Davis joked: “Every year I sit there as the bookies predict who they think will play the next James Bond and I’m always left off the list, so I’ve decided to do something about it.”

Saskia Schuster, ITV’s Comedy Commissioner commented: “Think The Naked Gun meets The Bourne Identity in this high octane, big scale comedy featuring a dysfunctional group of spies. Fast paced, high concept and crammed with silly jokes.”

Paul Mortimer, Head of Digital Channels and Acquisitions added: “Action Team is a great new addition to ITV2’s slate of original comedy and also continues our investment in quality entertainment for younger audiences. Tom and James have a great track record in delivering hit comedy and we’re thrilled to be partnering with them on their latest series.”

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