What we do in the shadows Actor Matt Berry is set to revive his cult character, Steven Toast, after six years – and the comedy was launched by the BBC after its first broadcast on Channel 4.
BBC One and iPlayer commissioned Objective Fiction for the six-part production Tinseltown Toast (working title), which will spotlight eccentric and arrogant actor Toast as he tries to become a movie star in Hollywood.
It follows three seasons of the show broadcast on Channel 4 under the London Toast Title. Berry, who co-wrote the series with Arthur Mathews, won a BAFTA for his performance as Toast in 2015.
Berry said Toast would “very much approve” of the switch from comedy to the BBC, while Mathews added: “Hollywood is a brave new world for Toast. There will be triumphs and tribulations (but mostly tribulations – and even humiliations). “
BBC Comedy Controller Shane Allen said: “This sitcom is one of the most notable comedy gems of the past decade. His name belongs to the pantheon of famous jesters of British comedy characters – Partridge, Brent and Toast.
Tinseltown Toast will be produced in association with former ABC boss Paul Lee’s independent studio wiip. Ben Farrell, Berry and Mathews are the executive producers of Objective Fiction, which is part of Objective Media Group, owned by All3Media. Lee and David Flynn executive producers for wiip.