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King Gary returning for a full series on BBC One

As the BBC confirm that Tom Davis' successful pilot from December 2018, King Gary will be back.

Credit: Shiny Button/Ollie Upton

King Gary is a warm-hearted family sitcom which follows Gary King, played by Tom Davis, and love-of-his life, Terri, played by Laura Checkley, as they bowl through family-life in suburbia.

Gary’s quest to impress the neighbours and fill dad, Big Gary’s big shoes, might be more successful if he wasn’t such a drama-queen but there’s always a lot of love around in Butterchurn Crescent.

Speaking about the series, writer and star of King Gary, Tom Davis said "James and I are honoured to be given the opportunity to bring the world we’ve grown up around to BBC One. We were both blown away with the tip top response to the pilot and can’t wait to get cracking with the series. We love writing these characters and it’s going to be an absolute joy to muck about in their world.”

To which the BBC's Controller of Comedy Commissioning, Shane Allen added “King Gary is big on laughs, big on heart and big on talent. Landing a mainstream family sitcom with a modern tone is a tough nut to crack but these scripts are bursting with great lines and well-earned set pieces. We look forward to Gary and Terri bringing cheer to a year of bafflement.”

Returning to the cast alongside Tom Davis and Laura Checkley are Simon Day as Big Gary, Camille Coduri as Denise, Neil Maskell as Winkle and Romesh Ranganathan as Stuart. And joining the series are Dustin Demri-Burns, Lisa McGrillis, Mim Shaikh and Emma Sidi.

The new six-part series from Shiny Button Productions is created by the BAFTA-winning team behind Murder in Successville; writer Tom Davis, director James De Frond and executive producer Andy Brereton. And the series will be produced by Rupert Majendie.

King Gary launches later this year on BBC One


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