Created by Daniel Lawrence Taylor, the new show will debut on ITV2 in October.
The first trailer has been released for upcoming ITV2 comedy Timewasters, created by and starring Daniel Lawrence Taylor, written by Daniel and Barunka O’Shaughnessy and also starring Kadiff Kirwan, Adelayo Adedayo and Samson Kayo.
The show is about a struggling four-piece South London jazz band who travel back in time to the 1920s via a urine-sodden lift in a dilapidated block of flats. Stuck in the past after their ‘time machine’ is destroyed, our gang decide to explore, before quickly discovering that being young and black in the Jazz Age is a lot less genteel and a lot more shady than Downton Abbey had led them to believe.
Aided and abetted by oddball twins Victoria & Ralph (Liz Kingsman and Joseph Quinn) and chased through time by the vengeful Curtis (Kevin ‘KG’ Garry), our gang are forced to navigate the parties and pitfalls of the Roaring Twenties while searching for a way back home.
On their journey they cross paths with a number of 1920’s luminaries, played by Kevin Eldon, Nigel Havers, Nigel Planer and Sophie McShera amongst others. All the while, not missing the opportunity to introduce the Bright Young Things to some of the twenty-first century’s finest tunes.
Daniel Lawrence Taylor said “You don’t see that many black people in period dramas, or in time machines, so I thought I’d try to write about both. There are so many great people on board”.
Timewasters is a Big Talk production. Executive Producers are Big Talk Chief Executive, Kenton Allen (Rev, Him & Her, Mum) and Saurabh Kakkar (We The Jury, Dirk Gently). Josh Cole (Cockroaches, Crashing) is Producer with George Kane (Crashing) as Director.
The show will debut on ITV2 in October 2017.
Read the ITV announcement press release at the ITV Press Centre.