Good Omens stars David Tennant and Michael Sheen are teaming up once again, for a new lockdown comedy being produced by the BBC titled Staged.
They will play the cast of a furloughed West End theatre production during the coronavirus pandemic.
The story follows the cast as “they try to keep rehearsals on track during lockdown, with their efforts often bordering on the absurd and the humorous.”
BBC director of content Charlotte Moore said in a statement:
“It’s so important that the BBC provides moments of humor and light relief and this mischievous idea shows what great sports Michael and David are.”
With a line-up including Georgia Tennant, Lucy Eaton and Anna Lundberg. The show will also have a selection of guest stars including Nina Sosanya, with more to be confirmed in due course.
The Staged production team are following the latest government guidelines on Covid-19 to ensure that the series is made safely and responsibly, using a combination of self-shooting and video conferencing technology, all in accordance with the latest protocols.
Based on an original idea by Simon Evans and Phin Glynn – Staged is written and directed by Evans and is an Infinity Hill/GCB Films production for BBC One. It was commissioned by Charlotte Moore, Director BBC Content. The producers are Phin Glynn, Victor Glynn and Georgia Tennant. David Tennant and Michael Sheen are also executive producers of the series. Executive Producers for Infinity Hill are Axel Kuschevatzky and Cindy Teperman and for GCB, Geoff Iles.
The series will air in June 2020 on BBC One and will be available as a box set on BBC iPlayer after transmission.