Written by Tom Davis and James De Frond, the six-part Action Team will star Davis, Jim Howick (Horrible Histories, Broadchurch), Kayode Ewumi (Are You Being Served, #HoodDocumentary) and Laura Checkley (Cradle to Grave, Bridget Jones’s Baby).
The series is described as “a spoof spy action-thriller series following the exploits of a top-secret team of special agents working for the British government and charged with saving the world.”
“Every year I sit there as the bookies predict who they think will play the next James Bond and I’m always left off the list, so I’ve decided to do something about it.” says Tom Davis.
Saskia Schuster, ITV’s Comedy Commissioner said: “Think The Naked Gun meets The Bourne Identity in this high octane, big scale comedy featuring a dysfunctional group of spies. Fast paced, high concept and crammed with silly jokes.”
Paul Mortimer, Head of Digital Channels and Acquisitions added: “Action Team is a great new addition to ITV2’s slate of original comedy and also continues our investment in quality entertainment for younger audiences.
“Tom and James have a great track record in delivering hit comedy and we’re thrilled to be partnering with them on their latest series.”