BBC Three announces new comedy ‘Peacock’ from Big Talk

The series is currently filming in Liverpool and will air later this year.

BBC Three and BBC Comedy has commissioned Peacock, a new three-part comedy series from Big Talk (Mum, Friday Night Dinner) and the writers of the BAFTA award-winning People Just Do Nothing.

Written by Steve Stamp and Ben Murray, Peacock is the story of Andy, a personal trainer at Sportif Leisure in the midst of an identity crisis. His world is one of selfies, bravado and gym memberships, where vanity and success are often horribly entangled. When Andy loses out on a job promotion to a younger, better looking PT, he suddenly realises he’s a man out of time. He needs to prove that there’s more to him than his good looks and his well curated dating profile. He sets out to prove that he can be taken seriously. But can he?

Allan ‘Seapa’ Mustafa (People Just Do Nothing) stars as Andy Peacock, Lucien Laviscount (Emily in Paris) as Jay, Thomas Gray as Spooner (Absolutely Fine), Susan Wokoma (Year of the Rabbit) as Liz, Callie Cooke (The Stranger) as Carly, Mandeep Dhillon (After Life) as Georgia and Sophia Di Martino (Loki) as Blue.

Steve Stamp said: “Clearly I am not someone qualified to write about going to the gym so it’s actually mostly about a bunch of flawed messes struggling to function in the modern world.”

Kenton Allen, Chief Executive of Big Talk said: “Steve and Ben have flexed their award-winning comedy muscles and written a very smart show that means you’ll never step into another gym without thinking about the unique approach to fitness at Sportif Leisure and the soon to be iconic PT, Mr Andy Peacock.”

Fiona Campbell, Controller of BBC Three, says: “People Just Do Nothing was a massive hit for BBC Three so it goes without saying that we couldn’t be happier that we’re working with some of the highly-talented team behind it for their new series Peacock.”

Peacock is a Big Talk production created by Steve Stamp and Ben Murray for BBC Three and BBC iPlayer. The series (3×30’) is directed by Freddie Waters (Waiting) and produced by Lara Singer (Behind The Filter). Executive Producers are Saurabh Kakkar, Kenton Allen, and Matthew Justice for Big Talk. The series has been commissioned by Fiona Campbell for BBC Three and BBC Comedy. Seb Barwell is the Commissioning Editor for the BBC.

BBC Studios are the international distributors. Big Talk is a part of ITV Studios.

For more information, please see the BBC Media Centre.