Channel 4 has commissioned eight-part comedy series Entitled from Fleabag producer Two Brothers Pictures.  The series is co-produced by Showtime in the US, in association with All3Media International.

Entitled stars Brett Gelman and is created by Matt Morgan, who will both executive produce. The comedy follows Gabe (Gelman), an American widower who must get to know his British wife’s estranged family in their crumbling gothic mansion in the English countryside, they compete for his affections – and his newly inherited fortune.

The series was commissioned for Channel 4 by Fiona McDermott, head of Comedy and Jack Bayles, commissioning editor for Comedy.

Harry Williams, Jack Williams and Sarah Hammond of Two Brothers Pictures also executive produce. Tim Kirkby (The Pentaverate, Don’t Forget the Driver) will direct season one and executive produce as well.

Gelman’s  onscreen credits also include Mr. Mercedes, Camping, Another Period, Love, Twin Peaks, Married, Mad Men and The Inbetweeners. He has also been a writer on multiple projects such as the feature film Lemon (which he starred in and co-wrote with Janicza Bravo) and the Dinner With Brett Gelman trilogy of comedy specials (which he co-wrote with Jason Woliner).

UK-based Morgan’s  writing credits include Mister Winner, Murder in Successville, Cardinal Burns, Plebs and The Mimic.

Fiona McDermott said: “The series is a brilliant marriage of Brett and Matt’s talents; wicked and hilarious, Entitled promises to deliver a comic ensemble with a ruthless, mischievous and gripping story.”

Amy Israel, executive vice president, Global Programming, Showtime Networks Inc, added: “Entitled is led by an undeniable creative team at the centre of a funny, suspenseful and surprisingly emotional comedy.”

Production is scheduled to begin in Manchester in August, with the programme scheduled to premiere in 2023.



Pippa Considine

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