WE MIGHT REGRET THIS: BBC TWO ANNOUNCES NEW COMEDY-DRAMA
BBC and Roughcut TV, producers of Big Boys, People Just Do Nothing, Stath Lets Flats, announced the commission of a brand new comedy drama We Might Regret This – inspired by the lives and experiences of its creators Kyla Harris and Lee Getty.
Centring around a new relationship, an impending blended family and an intense female friendship, the series follows Freya (Kyla Harris) a 30-something Canadian artist and tetraplegic.
She’s moved to London for Abe (Darren Boyd), a 50-something straight-laced lawyer who thinks he’s the old dog that can learn new tricks. Freya and Abe's relationship is a high-speed romance which sees Abe inviting Freya to move into his house before she's even seen upstairs.
Because of Freya’s disability, living together also includes personal assistants (PAs), who are always there - a third person in earshot for every romantic moment and domestic screaming match. After failing to find the right person for this more than intimate role, Freya invites chaotic and impulsive best friend Jo (Elena Saurel) to take the job. What could go wrong?
Co-Creators Kyla Harris and Lee Getty says: “We are thrilled that Roughcut TV, the BBC and Village Roadshow Television feel that our messiest and most joyous lived experiences of friendship, love and disability can amuse audiences. And here we just thought they were bad decisions.”
Executive Producer and Creative Director, Roughcut TV, Alex Smith added, “Roughcut is so excited to produce We Might Regret This for the BBC and Village Roadshow Television. There’s a unique and highly authored show here, which will engage comedy and drama lovers like nothing before. A production bursting with talent in front and behind the camera, we know we WON'T regret this.”
Executive Vice President, Village Roadshow Television, Alix Jaffe says: “The show’s concept is incredibly original and made even richer by the lived experiences of Kyla and Lee. We could not have asked for better partners than Roughcut TV and the BBC as Village Roadshow Television continues growing its global television footprint.”
The BBC’s Director of Comedy Commissioning, Jon Petrie says, “Kyla and Lee have created something special, and we look forward to seeing them bring this incredibly personal, funny story to life. Roughcut and Village Roadshow Television will be fantastic partners to go on this journey with.”
We Might Regret This is a Roughcut TV production in association with Village Roadshow Televison for BBC Two. It is co-created by Kyla Harris & Lee Getty.