BBC Three comedy Top Coppers, starring up-and-coming talent John Kearns (Winner, Best Comedy Show, Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2014) and Steen Raskopoulos (Nominee, Best Newcomer, Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2014) has started filming.
Made by Roughcut Television for the BBC, the six-part series is due for broadcast later this year. The series is a spoof police comedy series featuring the finest and weirdest detectives in the Justice City Police Department - Mitch Rust (Kearns) and John Mahogany (Raskopoulos).
Regular cast members include Donovan Blackwood (Laters) as the brow-beaten Chief, Gabby Best as forensics expert Helga, Rio Myers as computer boffin Zach and Rich Fulcher (The Mighty Boosh) as Grady, the corrupt mayor of Justice City.
The series also stars a host of cameo villains, including Kayvan Novak (Asylum, Fonejacker), Paul Ritter (Friday Night Dinner), James Fleet (The Vicar Of Dibley), Terry Mynott (The Mimic) , Simon Farnaby (The Mighty Boosh, Horrible Histories), Adam Riches, Lydia Rose Bewley (Plebs, The Inbetweeners Movie), Jessica Gunning (Law And Order) and Danny John-Jules (Red Dwarf).
The series is created by Cein McGillicuddy and Andy Kinnear. It is directed by Cein McGillicuddy. The producer is Bertie Peek, and the executive producers are Dan Hine and Ash Atalla, for Roughcut Television.
Chris Sussman, BBC Commissioning Editor Comedy, says: “I couldn't be more excited about Top Coppers. John Kearns and Steen Raskopoulos are two of the most exciting young comedians around, and the scripts are some of the funniest I've read in ages. It's fast-paced and brilliantly silly, and I don't know anyone who won't love it.”