James Corden is to star in a new BBC Two comedy, Channel controller Janice Hadlow has announced.
Corden will be joined by Mathew Baynton, who played Deano in Gavin And Stacey, for the six-part The Wrong Mans.
The series centres on Sam (Baynton), and Phil (Corden), two lowly office workers who become caught up in a deadly criminal conspiracy after Sam discovers a ringing phone at the scene of a horrific car crash.
Answering this phone turns his world upside down, as he and Phil soon realize it is up to them to step up and save the day. They are in the wrong place, at the wrong time, with the wrong skills. They are The Wrong Mans.
As well as starring in it, the pair also wrote the series.
Baynton said: “James and I dreamt up The Wrong Mans during a break on the set of Gavin And Stacey four years ago. I’m excited to be working with the BBC and Hulu to finally make it a reality.”
Executive Producer, Mark Freeland, said: “We are trying to do a comedy with explosions, a lot of running about, murder, extortion, friendship and love. I cannot wait. But I’m glad I’m not doing the running about bit.”
Filming starts in January and the show is being co-produced by BBC Comedy and Hulu.