London, 30th October 2018
Award winning entertainment channel Dave will bring another brand new scripted comedy commission to air in 2019 with Sliced (3x40'). Starring and co-written by BAFTA-nominated Samson Kayo (Timewasters, Famalam), Sliced is a UKTV Original following Joshua (Kayo) and his best mate Ricky (Theo Barklem-Biggs - Ballot Monkeys, Kingsman: The Secret Service) as two pizza delivery drivers in South London.
Sliced is written by Samson Kayo and Phil Bowker (PhoneShop, The Javone Prince Show), directed by Al Campbell (Bad Education, Man Down, Drifters) and produced by Lovely Electricity. Sliced focuses on Joshua and Ricky, two mates who just want to make some money, move out of their mums' and meet some women - is that too much to ask for? If only all the ridiculous stuff that keeps happening to them would stop getting in the way.
Samson Kayo said,
We've got great scripts and an amazing cast and we're really looking forward to making you fart with laughter. If we don't make you fartlaugh then as far as I'm concerned, we haven't done our job properly.
Sliced is commissioned by UKTV head of scripted Pete Thornton and ordered for Dave by Richard Watsham, director of commissioning, and Steve North, genre general manager, entertainment and comedy.
Pete Thornton said,
Announcing a new scripted comedy series for Dave is always properly exciting and this is no exception. Samson Kayo is without doubt destined to be a huge star and Sliced is his passion project, so I'm absolutely delighted that he's chosen to make it for UKTV - we look forward to welcoming him into the family along with his co-writer the legendary Phil Bowker. It's a beautifully crafted, highly authentic and genuinely diverse project set in a blue-collar world that we can't wait to introduce to our audiences.
Luke Hales, Dave channel director, said,
We're really thrilled to bring Sliced to Dave viewers. It's a fresh and authentic slice of British life through the lens of some of the UK's top young comedy talent.
Phil Bowker, for Lovely Electricity, said,
Samson is a rare talent and the fact that we've got the opportunity to work together with Dave to realise this series is not only brilliant but sends out a really strong message to the comedy world that UKTV is the place to be for the freshest, newest and finest comedy around.
Sliced is just the latest exciting new addition to the raft of UKTV Originals on Dave. It joins other established scripted commissions such as Zapped, currently in its third series, and Porters. And Dave continues to work with the biggest names in British comedy, with the ever-increasing popularity of Taskmaster, Judge Romesh, Jon Richardson: Ultimate Worrier, Beat The Internet with John Robins and brand new panel show Hypothetical, hosted by Josh Widdicombe with James Acaster. Expedition with Steve Backshall, a brand new co-production with BBC, airs in 2019.
Sliced comes to Dave next year.
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