BBC Two commissions new comedy, The Wrong Mans, starring James Corden & Mathew Baynton

James Corden and Mathew Baynton in new BBC Two comedy

BBC Two has commissioned new 6×30 minute comedy-thriller ‘The Wrong Mans,’ co-written and starring BAFTA and Tony Award winning actor James Corden (Gavin And Stacey, Doctor Who, One Man, Two Guvnors) and Mathew Baynton (Peep Show, Horrible Histories) in a co-production between BBC In-House Comedy and Hulu.

The series centres on Sam (Baynton), and Phil (Corden), two lowly office workers who become caught up in a deadly criminal conspiracy after Sam discovers a ringing phone at the scene of a horrific car crash.
Answering this phone turns his world upside down, as he and Phil soon realize it is up to them to step up and save the day. They are in the wrong place, at the wrong time, with the wrong skills. They are The Wrong Mans.

Mathew said: “James and I dreamt up The Wrong Mans during a break on the set of Gavin And Stacey four years ago. I’m excited to be working with the BBC and Hulu to finally make it a reality.”

Executive Producer, Mark Freeland, said: “We are trying to do a comedy with explosions, a lot of running about, murder, extortion, friendship and love. I cannot wait. But I’m glad I’m not doing the running about bit.”

The series will be directed and produced by Jim Field Smith (She’s Out of My League, Episodes), script editor is Jeremy Dyson (The League Of Gentlemen) and executive produced by Mark Freeland for BBC In-house Comedy and Hulu’s Charlotte Koh.

Filming on ‘The Wrong Mans‘ will commence in January 2013.