ITV UNVEILS COMEDY SLATE FOR EARLY 2024, NEW AND RETURNING TITLES REVEALED
ITV have revealed its slate of new and returning comedy programming for early 2024, including new series G'Wed and the linear airing of Significant Other.
Set in Liverpool and filmed entirely on location, this series will feature an exciting cast of fresh young local talent alongside established actors and firmly use Liverpool’s distinctive voice to delve into working-class culture.
G’Wed isn’t shy of tackling big issues like grief, sex, diversity and class differences, and it’s all done with a wicked sense of humour - the series first introduces us to Reece, who is played by Dylan Thomas-Smith, a cheeky quick-witted lad whose final warning from headmaster Mr Meacher (played by Louis Emerick) pushes him into mentoring a new kid.
Ten years ago, everyone over the age of 18 got their superpower Johanna Devereaux. - however, Jen, a painfully self-aware 25-year-old woman, is still waiting to get hers and would take anything at this point. Adrift in a big and confusing world and armed with nothing but a bit of hope, a lot of desperation and her flatmates, Jen begins her journey to find her maybe-superpower
THE DRY (S1)
Starring Roisin Gallagher (The Lovers, Nowhere Special), Pom Boyd (Vanity Fair, Frank of Ireland), Siobhán Cullen (Origin, The Limehouse Golem) and Moe Dunford (The Dig, Vikings), this comedy-drama celebrates chaos and absurdities in family life.
Newcomer Adam Richardson and BAFTA and Academy Award nominee Ciarán Hinds (Game of Thrones, Belfast) also star as Shiv Sheridan (Gallagher) returns to Dublin after years of partying in London - she is sober and full of good intentions, but being back with her family makes staying on ‘the dry’ much harder than she expected.
THE DRY (S2)
The comedy drama written by BAFTA-nominated screenwriter Nancy Harris (Dates) and directed by Paddy Breathnach (Viva, Rosie) will see the return of Roisin Gallagher (The Fall) as recovering alcoholic Shiv Sheridan and some exciting new cast. Michael McElhatton (Game of Thrones) joins the series as Finbar - Bernie’s new close companion - while Thommas Kane Byrne (Derry Girls) plays Billy, who is Ant’s new nemesis.
BAFTA Award-winner Katherine Parkinson and RTS Awardwinner Youssef Kerkour are the leads of this comedy-drama from multi-award-winning producer Nicola Shindler (Quay Street Productions - part of ITV Studios) and written by Dana Fainaru and Hamish Wright.
Adapted from yes Studios’ award-winning Israeli series of the same name, the series will follow two lonely neighbours who embark on a hesitant and obstacle-filled relationship after drastic life events bring them together - as this strange love story unfolds with wryly observed wit and warmth, could these deeply flawed individuals – both at a time in their lives when change is difficult and rarely expected – influence each other for the better?