Hit West End show ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ is to be adapted into a brand new six-part comedy for the BBC, entitled ‘The Goes Wrong Show’.
The series, which will comprise of six half-hour episodes, will be written by original Mischief Theatre Company founders Henry Lewis, Henry Shields and Jonathan Sayer, who will also star.
The series follows the hugely successful television adaptation of stage show ‘Peter Pan goes Wrong‘, which aired on BBC1 in December 2016 and starred David Suchet, and sequel ‘A Christmas Carol Goes Wrong‘, which aired the following Christmas, and starred Sir Derek Jacobi and Dame Diana Rigg.
Regarding the series, Mischief Theatre Company founder Henry Lewis said: “Ever since we first began to make things go wrong all the way back in 2012 it has been a dream of ours to bring a series based on this joyful brand of humour to the screen, and so when the BBC commissioned The Goes Wrong Show it was a dream come true. We’re so grateful for this incredible opportunity and we can’t wait to get started on making some truly terrible programmes”.
Shane Allan, on behalf of BBC Comedy, said: “The two Christmas specials we’ve backed showed a huge audience appetite for this ensemble’s superbly inventive brand of family friendly comedy… BBC One has a unique role for viewers as the country’s sole provider of mainstream British comedy and it’s particularly gratifying to also be the only UK. broadcaster still flying the flag for the studio sitcom with these fast rising stars.”
‘The Goes Wrong’ show will be produced by Mischief Theatre Company, BBC and Big Talk Productions, in association with Lionsgate and YTD HK.