Commissioned by Danny Cohen, Controller of BBC One and Shane Allen, Controller, Comedy Commissioning, the six 30-minute episodes will premiere on BBC iPlayer before being broadcast on BBC One. This will be the first ever series to premiere on BBC iPlayer in its entirety before a linear transmission.
Created by Tim Reid and Paul Coleman, Car Share stars Kay as John alongside Sian Gibson as Kayleigh and will be filmed in the north-west.
The pair have been thrown together in a company car share scheme, forcing their paths to cross as they journey to their respective jobs at a major out-of-town supermarket. Each journey brings fresh insight into John and Kayleigh’s lives, with twists and turns in their unlikely relationship.
Peter Kay commented: “To be finally working with the BBC on a new comedy is a great opportunity. And the idea of two people car sharing to work each day really appealed to me, as it highlights the comedy in the minutiae of the daily trek and allows the spiralling conversations of life to unwind in all of their glory.”
Shane Allen added: “Everyone adores Peter. It’s bold and exciting for him to head in a more naturalistic comedy direction with this project. It will be a nifty new addition to his incredible body of work and the way it is being launched is very canny.”
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