Brenda Blethyn, Meera Syal, Blake Harrison star in ITV’s Kate & Koji
James R | On 03, Feb 2020
Brenda Blethyn, Meera Syal and Blake Harrison will star in ITV’s comedy series Kate & Koji.
The six-part sitcom from Hat Trick Productions stars Blethyn as Kate, the owner of a seaside cafe who forms an unexpected and sparky friendship with Koji, an African asylum seeker, played by Jimmy Akingbola (Arrow, In The Long Run). Although from very different worlds, they are similar in ways which they do not recognise, including a dogged determination to never back down. When the fur does start to fly, Kate’s resourceful nephew Medium acts as peacemaker.
Medium is played by Harrison (The Inbetweeners, A Very English Scandal), with Barbara Flynn (Cracker, The Durrells, Killing Eve) co-starring as Councillor Bone, Kate’s lifelong arch enemy. Syal (The Split, Goodness Gracious Me) will guest star as a GP who might represent a threat to Koji.
The series will premiere this spring on ITV.