Mathew Horne to star in new comedy series Newark, Newark

Mathew Horne is to star in a new comedy series, Newark, Newark credit:Bang Showbiz
Mathew Horne is to star in a new comedy series, Newark, Newark credit:Bang Showbiz

Mathew Horne and Morgana Robinson are to star in new Gold comedy 'Newark, Newark'.

The three-part series will revolve around the lives of the locals in Newark, a small working-class town in the East Midlands.

Morgana will play the tired matriarch and feisty chip shop manager Maxine, who struggles to find love as her ex-husband Terry, played by Mat, puts obstacles in place by desperately trying to win her back while she tries to ride out their divorce.

‘Newark, Newark’ is created and written by Nathan Foad, who also worked on ‘The Young Offenders’, and it will be produced by Balloon Entertainment.

Nathan said: “Making 'Newark, Newark' is my wildest dream come true.

"If I could go back in time and tell my teenage self anything, I'd look him straight in his chubby little face and I'd say, ‘Growing up different in this town might not be easy, but one day they're gonna let you make a TV show about it. Also, learn to breathe through your nose.’

"I'd like to thank Balloon Entertainment, UKTV and our phenomenal cast and crew - I think we might be making something a bit special.”

Sarah Asante, who commissioned the show for UKTV, said: "I'm thrilled to be working with Balloon Entertainment on my first commission for Gold. Nathan has written three incredibly funny scripts and the fact that it's a semi-autobiographical story adds a wonderful warmth, authenticity and distinctive voice to this family sitcom."

Gerald Casey, channel director for Gold, added: "We are so excited to add this brilliant new comedy to our slate of UKTV Original scripted shows on Gold. The characters in Newark, Newark are so expertly written, and the cast is excellent. I can't wait to watch!"

‘Newark, Newark’ - which also stars Nina Wadia - will air in early 2022.