New comedy bags a ‘Friend’
Former Friends star David Schwimmer is to join the cast of Julia Davis and Nick Muhammad‘s new six-part Channel 4 sitcom, Morning Has Broken.
The half-hour episodes will see Davis take on the role of Gail Sinclair, the ‘Queen of Daytime,’ and star of ‘Good Morning… with Gail Sinclair.’
After eight glorious years of high ratings and winning awards, things begin to go wrong for Sinclair when the programme begins to lose viewers and tensions break out within the production team.
Schwimmer will play an American producer brought in to try and save the floundering show. Nick Mohammed will play one of Gail’s fellow breakfast anchors.
Co-writer and star of Morning Has Broken, Julia Davis said she is “looking forward to experimenting with friends whose work I love.”
David Schwimmer added, “I’ve been a massive fan of Julia’s for years, and I’m thrilled to be able to finally work with her and Nick on this fantastic comedy.”
Rachel Springett, Commissioning Editor for Comedy at Channel 4 said, “Julia is undoubtedly one of our most talented comedic writers and actresses and it’s a testament to the quality of her writing that she can attract such a big star. We are thrilled to have David Schwimmer star alongside Julia in this exciting new series for the channel.”
Morning Has Broken is made by Brown Eyed Boy in association with Sony Pictures Television, the series will be produced by Gary Reich for transmission on Channel 4 in 2016.