TV programmes that premier online before TV look set to become a real trend this year. For in the wake of the Netflix House Of Cards exclusive the BBC has just announced that that a new sitcom from Peter Kay called Car Share will premiere on BBC iPlayer.
You will be able to see it online before it makes its way to BBC One. This makes it the first first-ever series to premiere on BBC iPlayer in its entirety before a linear transmission.
The series, which has been created by Tim Reid and Paul Coleman, Car Share is directed by and stars Peter and Sian Gibson, who play John and Kayleigh who have been thrown together in a company car share scheme, as they journey to their respective jobs at a major out-of-town supermarket.
Just like Kay’s classic C4 Phoenix Nights series Car Share is set and will be filmed in the north-west.
Peter Kay says about the series: “To be finally working with the BBC on a new comedy is a great opportunity. And the idea of two people car sharing to work each day really appealed to me, as it highlights the comedy in the minutiae of the daily trek and allows the spiralling conversations of life to unwind in all of their glory.”