Wednesday 20 September 2017

IT Crowd creator Graham Linehan writing new sci-fi sitcom for Channel 4

Graham Linehan shows off his Emmy for 'The IT Crowd'.
Graham Linehan shows off his Emmy for 'The IT Crowd'.
Graham Linehan
The cast of 'The Walshes', with director and co-writer Graham Linehan (centre, back). Rory Connolly (front) plays Rory, while Niall Gaffney (second from left) plays Tony.
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Father Ted and IT Crowd co-creator Graham Linehan is teaming up with Adam Buxton on a new sci-fi sitcom for Channel 4.

The Cloud is set on board a space station which orbits earth and is designed to protect the huge amount of information from porn to selfies which humanity has saved on its devices.

The crew are unfortunately a rather hapless bunch and the technology unreliable.

Buxton was one half of Adam & Joe, which he also wrote and directed, and he also directed and appeared in The Persuasionists.

He will star in The Cloud pilot with Aisling Bea and Jamie Demetriou.

The pilot will be produced and directed by Richard Boden who shared directorial duties on The IT Crowd and other series including The Walshes with Linehan.

It is expected Channel 4 will make a decision on whether or not to commission the show later in the year.

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