Chris Morris, the creator of Brass Eye, is joining forces with Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong, the writers behind Peep Show. The trio are working on an as yet untitled project, the details of which are being kept secret. Of course, all Morris’ project are greeted with whetted appetites, but with the inclusion of the Peep Show pair, then this promises to be very exciting indeed.
Bain and Armstrong are currently working on the fifth series of Channel 4’s Peep Show, while Morris’s last TV project was Channel 4 sitcom Nathan Barley. The Peep Show writers are also working on a second pilot of the show for US TV. The first, for Fox, did not become a series and had little involvement from its UK production company, Objective. The second pilot is being made for American cable network, Spike. Armstrong refused to reveal further details about the project with Morris. “I can’t say anything more at the moment. Chris will announce further details when he wants to,” he said.
[via Media Guardian]
Bain and Armstrong made their big screen debut earlier this year with Magicians, featuring Peep Show stars David Mitchell and Robert Webb. Their other writing credits include The Thick of It, That Mitchell and Webb Look for BBC2 and Smack the Pony.
Nathan Barley did not receive the acclaim of Morris’s previous work, including Brass Eye, The Day Today, and Jam. He was most recently seen on screen in Channel 4 sitcom The IT Crowd, written by Graham Linehan. [Mof Gimmers via]