David Tennant and Michael Sheen are to star in a new BBC comedy series, filmed in lockdown, about a West End cast whose production is suspended because of the pandemic.
Staged will air on BBC1 in June, and has been filmed using a combination of self-shooting and video conferencing technology.
The show depicts the cast of a play, described by the BBC as "the cream of the crop of British acting talent who are furloughed" when their forthcoming production is interrupted by Covid-19. The series will follow cast as they attempt to continue rehearsing during lockdown.
Tennant and Sheen, who recently appeared together in the Amazon Prime Video series Good Omens, will star, alongside Georgia Tennant, Lucy Eaton and Anna Lundberg. The series will also feature a number of guest stars, including Nina Sosanya.
BBC director of content, Charlotte Moore, said: "It’s vital that the BBC provides moments of light relief and this mischievous idea shows what great sports Michael and David are in sending themselves up."
Staged is written and directed by Simon Evans and is based on an idea by Evans and Phin Glynn. It is produced by Infinity Hill and GCB Films for BBC1.