Comedy legend Dawn French, Rebecca Front and Him & Her star Sarah Solemani have joined the cast of The Wrong Mans, the new BBC Two sitcom from James d & Mathew Baynton.
Corden & Baynton play hapless duo Phil Bourne & Sam Pinkett, whose menial existence is turned upside-down by a chance phonecall and a case of mistaken identity.
Their lives soon become embroiled in a world of unexpected international conspiracy and intrigue, with the mysterious Scarlett (Emilia Fox) and Stevens (Nick Moran) at the heart of the unfurling chaos.
French will play Phil’s resourceful mother, Linda Bourne, while Front has been cast as Cox, the ballsy head of MI5 investigating the international plot.
Sarah Solemani (Him and Her) plays Lizzie Green, Sam’s former flame and boss in his local council job. Karl Roden (Hellboy, The Bourne Supremacy), Stephen Campbell Moore (The History Boys), Dan Renton Skinner (Shooting Stars, The Angelos Epithemiou Show), Benedict Wong (Sunshine, Prometheus), Tom Basden (Cowards, Star Stories, The Armstrong & Miller Show) and Rufus Jones (Holy Flying Circus, Bob Servant Independent) also appear in the cast.
Speaking last year, Baynton said: “James and I dreamt up The Wrong Mans during a break on the set of Gavin And Stacey four years ago.”