E4 today announces a brand new 6 x 30 comedy ‘CRASHING’ from multi-award winning actress and playwright Phoebe Waller-Bridge
Written by and starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Broadchurch, Bad Education, Fleabag), and produced by the award-winning Big Talk Productions (Friday Night Dinner, Him & Her), CRASHING crashes straight into the lives and loves of six twenty-to-thirty-something adults living together as Property Guardians in a disused hospital.
It's about that time in your life when the reality of being an adult kicks you hard in the crotch. This time you’re not someone’s kid, you’re not a student, and you’re not fresh out of uni. This time you’re a grown up.
In an age of unaffordable housing and sky-high rents, becoming a Property Guardian has never been so appealing, with thousands of people paying as little as £25 a week to live in unoccupied buildings in exchange for 'protecting' the property from disrepair. Just imagine waking up every morning in your own historic building in the most exciting city in the world. Even if it is an enormous, creepy, derelict hospital.
As a writer, Phoebe Waller Bridge enjoyed incredible success at the 2013 EdFringe Festival where her one-woman show FLEABAG played to sell-out audiences and rave reviews, garnering a Fringe First Award and The Stage Award for Best Solo Performance. She has also been nominated for Most Promising New Playwright at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards. Her writing TV credits include Drifters, and acting TV credits include Broadchurch, Henry, Bad Education and The Café, with film credits including Albert Nobbs and The Iron Lady.
CRASHING was commissioned by Channel 4 Comedy Commissioning Editor, Rachel Springett and will be executive produced by Big Talk Chief Executive, Kenton Allen. The series is being produced by Josh Cole.
Channel 4 Comedy Commissioning Editor, Rachel Springett said: “Phoebe is such extraordinary new writer / performer talent. We are thrilled to be making her first ever sitcom on the Channel and we look forward to unleashing her unique voice and humour onto the world!”
Kenton Allen, Chief Executive at Big Talk Productions added ‘We’re thrilled to be working with the phenomenally talented Phoebe on her first TV series. She is at the forefront of the next generation of female writer/performers and has a unique comic voice so we can’t wait to breathe life into her fabulous scripts.’
Phoebe Waller Bridge said: ‘It’s an absolute dream to be writing for such a sexy, funny, groundbreaking channel. I’m over the moon that they’ve let this naughty little gang of characters into the fold.’
The series will go into production in London over the summer to broadcast next year.