David Cross / Russell Tovey sitcom set for series
More 4 plans to make its first original comedy series, picking up the David Cross sitcom The Increasingly Poor Decisions Of Todd Margaret.
A pilot aired during Channel 4’s Comedy Showcase season in November, and now the digital sister channel is reportedly in talks with a US co-producer to bring it to a full six part-series.
Arrested Development star Cross, who co-wrote the show with Shaun Pye, plays the title character: a hapless American office drone that flukes his way into a top management job in Britain.
Fellow cast members including Sharon Horgan, Russell Tovey and Will Arnett are set to return for the full season.
Channel 4 comedy head Shane Allen told trade magazine Broadcast that More 4 was the show’s natural home, alongside Curb Your Enthusiasm. He said: ‘It’s a real passion piece for David, who’s been feverishly writing away since the pilot.’
It is not the only Comedy Showcase pilot to have been picked up.
Channel 4 has now commissioned all its comedy shows for 2010.