ITV2 plans post-apocalyptic sitcom

From Jack Whitehall's co-writer

ITV2 is planning a post-apocalyptic sitcom from Jack Whitehall’s writer Freddy Syborn.

The channel has ordered a pilot of Cockroaches from independent production house Big Talk, makers of the pre-apocalyptic Simon Pegg film The World’s End.

Syborn started writing jokes with Jack Whitehall while at school. And since leaving Cambridge University in 2009, he has written material for Mock The Week, Dave’s One Night Stand and Stand Up For The Week among others, as well as co-writing Bad Education and Channel 4’s Hit The Road, Jack with Whitehall

The commission was announced by trade magazine Broadcast, which said that no other details were known.

ITV2 has just ordered a second series of Plebs, will become home to The Job Lot, as previously seen on ITV, and bought the first ten series of Two And A Half Men, as well as the new series from its creator Chuck Lorre, Mom.

Published: 29 Aug 2013

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