BBC's killer comedy format
The BBC has commissioned a comedy murder-mystery series in which celebrities will be bumped off each week.
BBC Three has given the green light to Murder In Successville, a hybrid series set in a fictional town inhabited by famous faces, following a successful pilot last year.
Meanwhile, comedian Tom Davis plays a detective who must clear up the murders with real celebs including Dermot O’Leary, Louis Smith and Greg James.
The BBC describes the show as a ‘hybrid comedy, entertainment and murder mystery series’.
‘It’s been great to bring the town of Successville to life in a new kind of comedy entertainment show”, said Andy Brereton, head of entertainment for programme-makers Tiger Aspect.
‘A world where Harry Styles can run a mafia gang and Mary Berry is the owner of a strip club. All under the watchful eye of DI Sleet, a new detective who is just like Sherlock, except he doesn’t have the good looks, has an odour problem and can’t solve any crimes.’
BBC commissioning editor Ed Sleeman added: ‘Murder in Successville manages to reinvent three genres of TV - part sitcom, part improv show and with a cop show-style murder to solve along the way. This promises to be unlike anything the audience will have seen before.’
No broadcast date has yet been announced.
Published: 2 Feb 2015