ITV has announced a new roster of comedy commissions featuring stars such as Katherine Parkinson and Amanda Abbington. Most of which will premiere on his ITVX.

The broadcaster’s upcoming streaming platform will replace ITV Hub as the broadcaster ramps up its efforts to compete with industry giants such as Netflix and Amazon.

IT Crowd and Doc Martin actress Parkinson joins Significant Other.


Katherine Parkinson (Ian West/PA)

The series, which begins filming next month, follows two lonely neighbors as they embark on a “reluctant and frustrating relationship” after a major life change.

Based on the Israeli series of the same name, it is written by Dana Finale and Hamish Wright, and co-stars Yusef Kerkur, who has credits such as House of Gucci and Home.

The six-part drama will air on ITVX next year.

Sherlock star Abbington appears in the six-part series The Family Pile, which follows four sisters who have lost their parents and are packing to sell their family home.

Filmed in the Liverpool City Region and set to air on ITV next year, the show will feature sisters Claire Calbraith, Claire Kieran and Alexandra Mardell.

Comedian Jade Adams will appear in the upcoming series of BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing, but on ITVX’s Bristol-based series Ruby Speaking.


Jade Adams during Comic Relief 2021 (Kieron McCarron/BBC/PA)

Fellow Bristrian Rosie Gaunt-Mathieson will direct the series, and John McQueen will produce.

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Nana Hughes, Head of ITV’s Comedy Division, said:

“We want a huge cross-section of modern, diverse and inclusive comedy. , I want you to find a program that makes you laugh.”

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