Samson Kayo has teamed up with PhoneShop creator Phil Bowker to write a new three-part comedy.
Samson Kayo who has recently been seen in Timewasters and Famalam will also star in Sliced alongside Theo Barklem-Biggs (Ballot Monkeys). They'll play Joshua and Ricky, two South London pizza delivery drivers.
The two best mates who just want to make some money, move out of their mums’ and meet some women. Is that too much to ask for? If only all the ridiculous stuff that keeps happening to them would stop getting in the way.
Speaking about the new series Samson said "We've got great scripts and an amazing cast and we're really looking forward to making you fart with laughter. if we don't make you fartlaugh then as far as I'm concerned, we haven't done our job properly.”
UKTV's Head of Scripted Pete Thornton said "Announcing a new scripted comedy series for Dave is always properly exciting and this is no exception. Samson Kayo is without doubt destined to be a huge star and Sliced is his passion project, so I’m absolutely delighted that he’s chosen to make it for UKTV.
We look forward to welcoming him into the family along with his co-writer the legendary Phil Bowker. It’s a beautifully crafted, highly authentic and genuinely diverse project set in a blue-collar world that we can’t wait to introduce to our audiences."
Phil Bowker added "Samson is a rare talent and the fact that we've got the opportunity to work together with Dave to realise this series is not only brilliant but sends out a really strong message to the comedy world that UKTV is the place to be for the freshest, newest and finest comedy around."
Sliced will air in 2019 on Dave