Brenda Blethyn and Jimmy Akingbola are to star in a new six-part ITV sitcom about a seaside cafe owner “who develops a strong, if sometimes volatile, friendship with an asylum-seeking African doctor.”
Airing in 2020, Kate and Kolo has been written by Guy Jenkin and Andy Hamilton and is a Hat Trick production.
Jimmy Mulville, Managing Director at Hat Trick Productions said “ITV is the perfect home for Kate and Kolo, written by two of the country’s top writers and with two great actors like Brenda and Jimmy, it’s a wonderfully funny and sometimes touching comedy about real people coping with life at the sharp end.”
Kate & Kolo has been commissioned for ITV by Saskia Schuster, ITV’s Comedy Controller, who said: “Kate and Kolo will be a new sitcom for ITV filmed in front of a live studio audience to air 2020 on the channel.
“Brenda and Jimmy head up a fantastic cast and we have 6 brilliantly written scripts.”