Nick Mohammed and Julia Davis comedy within the works at Channel 4

Thursday sixteenth March 2023, 12:10pm by Jay Richardson

  • Nick Mohammed and Julia Davis are creating a brand new comedy for Channel 4
  • The present is predicated upon their characters from the 2014 pilot Morning Has Damaged, “a few distinguished lady within the media having a nervous breakdown on daytime tv”
  • Mohammed instructed The Checklist journal that that they had deserted the breakfast present setting

Morning Has Damaged. Picture reveals left to proper: Mike (Nick Mohammed), Gail Sinclair (Julia Davis)

Nick Mohammed and Julia Davis are creating a brand new comedy for Channel 4.

Particulars of the mission stay largely underneath wraps however would revive the connection between the pair’s characters from their 2014 pilot, Morning Has Damaged.

The present was a glimpse on the bickering egos engaged on a tv breakfast programme, wherein Nighty Evening star Davis performed presenter Gail Sinclair and Mohammed its common movie star physician, Mike. Commissioned for a sequence, the intention was to hint Sinclair’s marriage disintegration and the present’s scores slide.

Nonetheless, it was subsequently deserted; a “mutual choice” between the channel and manufacturing firm Brown Eyed Boy (How Not To Dwell Your Life), understood to be as a result of private circumstances of the inventive expertise concerned.

Mohammed defined to The Checklist that the revived characters would now not be in a breakfast present setting.

“God, I really like working with Julia” he instructed the journal. “We’re nonetheless understanding what it may be and I most likely should not say an excessive amount of. However simply taking the connection between Julia and my character in [the pilot] and seeing what we will create with it.”

Described as a comedy about “a distinguished lady within the media having a nervous breakdown on daytime tv”, Morning Has Damaged was written by Mohammed and Davis, who additionally produced the pilot with Gary Reich (Vicious). It was directed by Davis and Dan Clark (How Not To Dwell Your Life) and featured Jamie Demetriou, Asim Chaudhry, Seb Cardinal, Catherine Shepherd, Tom Bell and Dominic Coleman amongst others.

The sequence was additionally set to be the primary on-screen collaboration between Mohammed and Pals star David Schwimmer, who was lined as much as play an American producer parachuted into the breakfast present to arrest the scores drop. He and Mohammed subsequently collaborated on the Sky spy comedy Intelligence, which returns for an hour-long particular subsequent month.

“Attending to work with David has additionally been a dream come true, he is simply so inventive,” Mohammed instructed The Checklist.

The character comic was talking to the journal to advertise the dwell present of his alter-ego, Mr Swallow, with The Very Finest & Worst Of Mr Swallow tour working till twenty first Could, alongside the return of Ted Lasso, wherein he performs scheming supervisor Nate Shelley. The third season of the soccer comedy launched on Apple TV+ on Wednesday.

Channel 4 declined to touch upon this story.

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