The BBC has announced it has commissioned Me & Mrs Jones, a new BBC One comedy series from Hartswood Films (Sherlock, Coupling), in association with Serena Cullen Productions (Push For Fiver, Rules Of Love).
Created and written by Oriane Messina and Fay Rusling (Green Wing, Campus), Me & Mrs Jones stars; Sarah Alexander (Coupling), Neil Morrissey (Men Behaving Badly), Nathaniel Parker (Merlin) and Robert Sheehan (Misfits), and follows the increasingly complex life of Mrs Jones (Alexander) as she balances love, affection, sex and motherhood between an ex-husband, one grown-up son, two young daughters and male admirers with a 20-year age gap.
Cheryl Taylor said: “If there has been any anxiety recently about the number of funny women working in comedy here we have the perfect antidote with the wonderful Sarah Alexander starring in a highly entertaining series written by Fay and Oriane and produced by Beryl and Serena. Perfick.”
Executive producer Beryl Vertue said: “Producing comedy for the BBC is something we have done with great pride for many years and I am delighted we are back on BBC One with a new series. Hartswood Films has long been a creative hub for comedy, and it is a genuine pleasure to be working with the talented team behind Me & Mrs. Jones.”
Filmed on location and at Teddington Studios, Me & Mrs Jones is directed by Nick Hurran (Outside Edge, Doctor Who) and produced by Serena Cullen (Rules Of Love).
Production begins on the 21 May 2012.