Andie MacDowell to join Cuckoo | Hollywood star to play Ivy in BBC sitcom © Georges Biard / CC-BY-3.0

Andie MacDowell to join Cuckoo

Hollywood star to play Ivy in BBC sitcom

Andie MacDowell is to join BBC comedy Cuckoo, according to reports from the US.

The Groundhog Day star will be joining Greg Davies in the sitcom, which is due to go into production soon.

Series four and five were commissioned in April 2016 – but all has been quiet in the 21 months since then.

MacDowell will play a character called Ivy, Hollywood website Deadline reports, although no further details have been given.

The series launched in 2012, with Davies's button-down character Ken getting to grips with Cuckoo, the American hippy played by Andy Samberg, whom his daughter Rachel married while away on a gap year.

He left after the first series to work on Brooklyn Nine Nine in the States, to be replaced by Twilight star Taylor Lautner, playing Cuckoo's son Dale.

The series, written by Robin French and Kieron Quirke and made by Roughcut TV, also stars Esther Smith as Rachel and Outnumbered’s Tyger Drew-Honey as her brother Dylan.

Cuckoo airs on BBC Three - and is also now available worldwide on Netflix.

Published: 18 Jan 2018

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