COUNT ABDULLA: FIRST LOOK AND CASTING FOR NEW ITV COMEDY
Count Abdulla follows Abdulla Khan (Arian Nik, The Bay) - a mid-twenties British-Pakistani Muslim doctor stuck in an identity crisis, caught between his religious mother and his secular, hedonistic friends.
But when Abdulla is bitten by a vampire (Jaime Winstone, Four Lives) he suddenly becomes the outsider’s outsider.
This new 6x30 comedy series is written by Kaamil Shah and directed by Asim Abbasi (Churails). Count Abdulla is a Fudge Park production, produced by Hussain Casey Ahmed (Afterlife), with executive producer Phil Gilbert (White Gold).
Nana Hughes, ITV’s Head of Comedy said; “The arrival of ITVX gives us more opportunities to commission a broad range of comedies and a dedicated place for the genre to call home...
"We want a huge cross section of contemporary, diverse and inclusive comedy. We want to take risks but most importantly we want our audiences to find shows that reflect them and make them laugh.”
More details will be revealed in due course.