Created and written by Oriane Messina and Fay Rusling (Green Wing, Campus), the six-part series follows the increasingly complex life of Mrs Jones as she balances love, affection, sex and motherhood between an ex-husband, one grown-up son, two young daughters and male admirers with a 20-year age gap.
Sarah Alexander (Coupling) will play Mrs Jones, alongside Men Behaving Badly star Neil Morrissey.
Me & Mrs Jones will be made by Hartswood Films, the production company behind Steven Moffat’s Sherlock, Coupling and Jekyll.
Executive producer Beryl Vertue commented: “Producing comedy for the BBC is something we have done with great pride for many years and I am delighted we are back on BBC One with a new series. Hartswood Films has long been a creative hub for comedy, and it is a genuine pleasure to be working with the talented team behind Me & Mrs. Jones.”
Cheryl Taylor, BBC One Controller Comedy Commissioning, commented: “If there has been any anxiety recently about the number of funny women working in comedy here we have the perfect antidote with the wonderful Sarah Alexander starring in a highly entertaining series written by Fay and Oriane and produced by Beryl and Serena. Perfick.”
Directed by Nick Hurran (Doctor Who), filming will begin on location and at Teddington Studios next month.
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