Film, TV & Stage

Dane Baptiste comedy series commissioned by BBC Three

HAPPY NEW YEAR: Dane Baptiste

HAPPY NEW YEAR: Dane Baptiste

AN ORIGINAL comedy series by comedian Dane Baptiste has been commissioned by BBC Three.

Sunny D, which stars the 34-year-old comic, is a smart, fast-paced and stylish sitcom that captures the angst of the quarter-life crisis, family, love and loss, from Dane’s perspective.

The series will co-star Don Warrington MBE (Rising Damp, Doctor Who, Death in Paradise) and Gbemi Ikumelo (Broadchurch).

Dane said: “I’m incredibly happy that Sunny D has been commissioned! It represents the possibility of the mainstream opening the comedy landscape to a new perspective and the resurrection of the Black British sitcom.

“I grew up watching sitcoms on the BBC, so to have them invest in my own project is an opportunity that I relish and am grateful for.”

Damian Kavanagh, Controller, BBC Three, added: “We’re excited to have Dane and Sunny D on BBC Three. BBC Three will always be the home of the best and brightest new comedy talent.”

Each episode is written by Dane.


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