BBC Studios signs up Jamie Demetriou | Stath Lets Flats creator to make more comedies for the Corporation

BBC Studios signs up Jamie Demetriou

Stath Lets Flats creator to make more comedies for the Corporation

BBC Studios has signed up Stath Lets Flats creator Jamie Demetriou   to develop a raft of new comedy programmes.

Under the multi-year agreement, the comic will co-produce new projects with the corporation’s programme arm and his own company People Day Limited.

He said: ‘I love TV. I love comedy. I love scripts. So I jumped at the chance to blend all three for BBC Studios. I'm genuinely so flattered that they wanted me to make some stuff. Because if there's one thing I love more than stuff, it's making it. Let's get laughing!’

As well as the Channel 4 sitcom, Demetriou’s credits include Fleabag, The Great and The Afterparty on Apple TV+ He was recently cast in Barbie, the upcoming live-action comedy, alongside Margot Robbie and Will Ferrell, and will be be seen in Disney’s live-action Pinocchio alongside Tom Hanks, which streams from September 8.

BBC Studios already has a relationship with Jamie Demetriou, as it acts as the international distributor for Stath Lets Flats – and has sold the show into the US, Canada, Australia and Greece.

Jonathan Blyth, director of commercial & partnerships for comedy at BBC Studios said ‘Jamie is one of the most gifted and sought-after comics in the country. We’re thrilled that he has chosen to develop his next scripted projects with BBC Studios and that we will play an active role in bringing his creative ideas to life for domestic and international audiences. W

‘We are delighted to build on the relationship we have established with Jamie and can’t wait to get started."

The deal was brokered by his agent Kitty Laing United Agents, Jonathan Blyth at BBC Studios, and James Kay of law firm Sheridans.

Published: 6 Jul 2022

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