Mandy: BBC Two orders full series from Diane Morgan
Staff Reporter | On 06, Feb 2020Reading time: 1 mins
BBC Two has ordered a full series of Mandy from Diane Morgan.
Mandy debuted as part of Comedy Shorts on BBC iPlayer in 2019 and sees the Cunk On Britain, Motherland and After Life star play the title role. The original comedy short, which is available on BBC iPlayer, marked her first foray behind the camera. Now, Morgan will direct the series, as well as writing and starring.
Mandy is a woman with dreams. Big dreams. Most of all she dreams of breeding Doberman Pinchers. But there are hurdles to overcome before that dream can become a reality. So, in this series we’ll see her go on a health kick, rent out her small back room on Airbnb and attempt a series of short-lived jobs in the modern gig economy.
The Producer is Sam Ward and the Executive Producer is Ben Caudell. The Commissioning Editor for the BBC is Alex Moody.
Morgan says: “Why do they insist on sticking mayonnaise in everything? That’s not a question that this series of Mandy will answer, but surely someone should be looking into it? Panorama?”
Shane Allen, Controller, Comedy Commissioning, adds: “Diane has terrific funny bones and as creator and director of Mandy she goes for the comedy jugular at every opportunity.”
The series also stars Michelle Greenidge (After Life, Code 404) as Lola, Mandy’s friend and confidante in the local nail bar. Further cast members will be announced in due course.
Filming began on the series today, with the series airing later this year.