Chickens has been commissioned for series by Sky1 HD.
As the Great War rages, the brave and bold menfolk are fighting the good fight on foreign soil. But in one sleepy English village three young men remain:
George is a conscientious objector, Cecil would love to be fighting for queen and country but his flat feet mean the army won’t have him – and then there’s Bert, a philandering scaredicat on the run from the draft who persists in hanging round with them.
In the eyes of their neighbours they’re all the same. They’re chickens. So in a world of women (who they fancy), children and the infirm these twenty-something chaps have only each other for company – and nothing else in common.
The women of the village are bound to treat them with the contempt they deserve – any man worth their salt should be doing their duty for the war effort abroad. But with pretty much every other man away, can George, Cecil and Bert claw themselves back into the good books of the ladies on the home front?
Chickens is a sitcom about three young guys in a women’s world, not being useful, not being proper men, not contributing to their country – but trying to make the best of it, trying to be helpful, trying to enjoy themselves…and above all, trying not to be rubbish.
It’s a quirky triple-handed single-camera coming-of-age period British comedy like no other.
Written by and starring: Simon Bird, Joe Thomas & Jonny Sweet
Director: Steve Bendelack (Pilot), Ben Palmer (Series)
Producer: Kenton Allen
Producer: John Rushton
Executive Producer: Kenton Allen
Broadcaster: Channel 4′s Comedy Showcase