Channel 4 has announced the commission of a new 8 x 30’ comedy series Entitled, starring Brett Gelman and created by Matt Morgan, who will both executive produce.
Entitled follows Gabe (Gelman), an American widower who must get to know his British wife’s estranged family in their crumbling gothic mansion in the English countryside, they compete for his affections – and his newly inherited fortune.
Gelman has twice been part of a SAG Award-nominated ensemble, with Stranger Things and Fleabag. His numerous onscreen credits also include Mr. Mercedes, Camping, Another Period, Love, TWIN PEAKS, Married, Mad Men and The Inbetweeners.
The UK-based Morgan shared in a BAFTA Award nomination for Best Comedy Program for Ponderland. Also among Morgan’s writing credits are Mister Winner, Murder in Successville, Cardinal Burns, Plebs and The Mimic.
Brett Gelman said; “I am so excited to be back at it with my fam that is Harry, Jack, and Sarah at Two Brothers. I am so incredibly grateful to Channel 4 and SHOWTIME and blessed to have a genius like Matt creating such a deliciously twisted world”.
Fiona McDermott, Head of Comedy at Channel 4, said: “The series is a brilliant marriage of Brett and Matt’s talents; wicked and hilarious, Entitled promises to deliver a comic ensemble with a ruthless, mischievous and gripping story and we’re really thrilled to be working with SHOWTIME and Two Brothers Pictures to deliver it for a Channel 4 audience”.
Amy Israel, Executive Vice President, Global Programming, Showtime Networks Inc, added; “With Matt Morgan’s razor-sharp writing, the world-class producing team of Harry, Jack and Sarah at Two Brothers, and a role perfectly written for the singular Brett Gelman, Entitled is led by an undeniable creative team at the center of a funny, suspenseful and surprisingly emotional comedy,” said Israel.
Production of the eight-episode season of Entitled is scheduled to begin in Manchester in August, with the programme scheduled to premiere in 2023.