Chickens will air on Sky1 in the summer of 2013.

The Inbetweeners stars Simon Bird and Joe Thomas are set to star in a new First World War comedy, Chickens.

Written by and starring Simon Bird, Jonny Sweet and Joe Thomas Chickens (6 x 30) will go into production in December for broadcast in Summer 2013.

Chickens is a sitcom about three young men in a world of women. As the Great War rages, our nation’s heroes are fighting the good fight on foreign soil. But in one sleepy English village three fellows remain: George (Thomas) is a conscientious objector; Cecil (Bird) is a reject from the army on health grounds; and then there’s Bert (Sweet), an amoral philandering scaredicat. They couldn’t be more different but in the eyes of their neighbours they’re all the same: chickens.

So in a world of (quite sexy) women, 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 contempt – any man worth his salt should be off doing his duty. But with every other man abroad can George, Cecil and Bert.

Written by and starring: Simon Bird, Joe Thomas & Jonny Sweet
Director: Steve Bendelack (Pilot), Ben Palmer (Series)
Producer: John Rushton
Executive Producers: Kenton Allen & Caroline Leddy
Broadcaster: Channel 4