Me & Mrs Jones, new comedy series for BBC One
BBC One Controller Danny Cohen and Cheryl Taylor, Controller Comedy Commissioning, have announced Me & Mrs Jones, a new comedy series from Hartswood Films, in association with Serena Cullen Productions, starring Sarah Alexander (Coupling), Neil Morrissey (Men Behaving Badly), Nathaniel Parker (Merlin) and Robert Sheehan (Misfits).
Created and written by Oriane Messina and Fay Rusling (Green Wing, Campus), directed by Nick Hurran (Outside Edge, Doctor Who) and produced by Serena Cullen (Rules Of Love), the series follows the increasingly complex life of Mrs Jones (Alexander) as she balances love, affection, sex and motherhood between an ex-husband, one grown-up son, two young daughters and male admirers with a 20-year age gap.
Cheryl Taylor said: “If there has been any anxiety recently about the number of funny women working in comedy here we have the perfect antidote with the wonderful Sarah Alexander starring in a highly entertaining series written by Fay and Oriane and produced by Beryl and Serena. Perfick.”
Executive producer Beryl Vertue said: “Producing comedy for the BBC is something we have done with great pride for many years and I am delighted we are back on BBC One with a new series. Hartswood Films has long been a creative hub for comedy, and it is a genuine pleasure to be working with the talented team behind Me & Mrs. Jones.”
Hartswood Films is one of the UK’s longest running and most acclaimed British Independent Production companies with credits ranging from the recent international hit Sherlock to Coupling, Jekyll and Men Behaving Badly.
Serena Cullen Productions was established in October 2009 and since its inception has made the long-running Push For Fiver and a teen musical called Rules Of Love for BBC Two.
Filmed on location and at Teddington Studio,s production on Me & Mrs Jones begins on the 21 May 2012.