SIGNIFICANT OTHER: FIRST LOOK AT NEW ITVX COMEDY-DRAMA
Katherine Parkinson and Youssef Kerkour are the leads of Significant Other, a brand new comedic-drama from Nicola Shindler's Quay Street Productions (part of ITV Studios).
Adapted from yes Studios’ award-winning Israeli series of the same name, the 6 x 30-minute series will follow two lonely neighbours who embark on a hesitant, 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?
Significant Other explores the unromantic romance of Anna and Sam, played by Katherine Parkinson and Youssef Kerkour, whose drastic, but fateful, first meeting changes their lives.
Further casting announced includes Kelle Bryan as Sam’s wife Shelley, the mother of their two children, whose entire world is her family and the real estate job she loves. Mark Heap will star as Ray, Ben Bailey Smith will take on the role of Damien.
Plus, Sue Vincent joins as Gina, Shaun Williamson will star as Johnny, Olivia Poulet as Cathy and Will Ash as Paul.
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.