Written by and starring newcomers Chris Bran and Justin Chubb, the eight-part series focuses on the bizarre residents of the fictional Island of Jinsy and will air on Sky Atlantic this summer.
Matt Lipsey commented: “I read an extraordinary script and watched a fantastical pilot, sitting in the Psychoville edit suite. This is the kind of visionary story-telling that I live for.”
This Is Jinsy was originally piloted by Sky’s Head of Comedy, Lucy Lumsden, during her tenure at the BBC.
She said: “Chris and Justin have brought to life a unique world of delightfully bonkers inhabitants and written some utterly inspired songs. When production meetings start with us all upstanding for The Jinsy National Anthem you know you’re on to a good thing.”
The original pilot was recently nominated for the Rose d’Or 2010.