Black Ops: BBC orders comedy thriller from Gbemisola Ikumelo
James R | On 28, Aug 2021
Famalam’s Gbemisola Ikumelo is reteaming with the BBC for new comedy thriller Black Ops.
Produced by BBC Studios Comedy Productions and Mondo Deluxe, the six-part series is created by Ikumelo (Famalam, Brain In Gear) and actor and producer Akemnji Ndifornyen (Famalam, The Queen’s Gambit), and writing duo Joe Tucker and Lloyd Woolf (Click And Collect, Witless).
It tells the story of Dom and Kay, who join the Met Police in the hope of cleaning up their community but are unwittingly thrust into the murky world of deep cover infiltration as they become part of a powerful criminal enterprise. But for Dom and Kay it quickly becomes more of a fiasco than Donnie Brasco.
Ikumelo, Creator and Writer, says: “These characters have been swimming around in my head for a long time and so finally seeing them get to live and speak and just be ridiculous is super exciting. We have such an amazing team bringing this to life and I hope audiences really fall in love with them like I have.”
Akemnji Ndifornyen, Creator and Producer, adds: “Black Ops is something special and I can’t wait to take you all on this adventure with Dom and Kay!”
Josh Cole, Head of Comedy at BBC Studios Productions, comments: “We could not be more excited to be producing Black Ops for the BBC. The show is an ambitious comedy thriller and a passion project for all involved. BBC Studios has long been the home of British comedy, and we’re delighted to continue our relationship with the ridiculously talented and indeed multi-talented quartet of Gbemi, Akemnji, Joe and Lloyd.”
Casting and broadcast details will be announced in due course.