Neil Morrissey, Sarah Alexander, Nathaniel Parker and Robert Sheehan are to star in a new BBC One sitcom from Hartswood Films, producers of Coupling, Jekyll and Men Behaving Badly and Sherlock.
Created and written by Oriane Messina and Fay Rusling (Green Wing, Campus), Me & Mrs. Jones follows the increasingly complex life of Mrs Jones (Alexander) as she balances love, affection, sex and motherhood between an ex-husband, one grown-up son, two young daughters and male admirers with a 20 year age gap.
The show has been commissioned by BBC One Controller Danny Cohen and Cheryl Taylor, Controller Comedy Commissioning and will be Executive Produced by Hartswood’s Beryl Vertue.
“If there has been any anxiety recently about the number of funny women working in Comedy here we have the perfect antidote with the wonderful Sarah Alexander starring in a highly entertaining series written by Fay and Oriane and produced by Beryl and Serena,” said Taylor.
Executive Producer Beryl Vertue said: “Producing comedy for the BBC is something we have done with great pride for many years and I am delighted we are back on BBC One with a new series.
“Hartswood Films has long been a creative hub for comedy, and it is a genuine pleasure to be working with the talented team behind Me & Mrs. Jones.”