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BBC One announce new comedy-thriller, Black Ops

This six-part series has been created by Gbemisola Ikumelo, Akemnji Ndifornyen and writing duo Joe Tucker and Lloyd Woolf.

Announced during this year's Edinburgh Television Festival, Black Ops is the story of Dom and Kay, who join the Met Police in the hope of cleaning up their community but are unwittingly thrust into the murky world of deep-cover infiltration as they become part of a powerful criminal enterprise.

But for Dom and Kay, it quickly becomes more of a fiasco than Donnie Brasco…

Creator and Writer, Gbemisola Ikumelo, said "These characters have been swimming around in my head for a long time and so finally seeing them get to live and speak and just be ridiculous is super exciting. We have such an amazing team bringing this to life and I hope audiences really fall in love with them like I have."

To which Creator and Producer, Akemnji Ndifornyen, added "Black Ops is something special and I can’t wait to take you all on this adventure with Dom and Kay!"

Produced by BBC Studios Comedy Productions and Mondo Deluxe, Black Ops will arrive on BBC One and BBC iPlayer in 2022.

Speaking about Black Ops, BBC Studios Productions' Head of Comedy, Josh Cole, said "We could not be more excited to be producing Black Ops for the BBC. The show is an ambitious comedy thriller and a passion project for all involved. BBC Studios has long been the home of British comedy, and we’re delighted to continue our relationship with the ridiculously talented and indeed multi-talented quartet of Gbemi, Akemnji, Joe and Lloyd."

To which the BBC's Commissioning Editor, Gregor Sharp, added "Gbemi, Akemnji, Joe and Lloyd have created a show that combines roller coaster adventure with beautifully observed character comedy and we’re thrilled to bits with the team BBC Studios have assembled to bring it all to life."

Casting and broadcast details will be announced in due course.

Black Ops will air on BBC One

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