Matt Berry returns in Toast Of London
A large cast of famous faces has been confirmed to star in Matt Berry’s upcoming six-episode comedy series, Toast of London.
The Channel 4 series co-written by Arthur Mathews (co-creator of Channel 4’s iconic, Father Ted) and Berry, stars Doon Mackichan, Robert Bathurst, and Harry Peacock, alongside appearances from Michael Ball, Amanda Donohoe, Carol Cleveland, Tim Downie, Emma Fryer, Terence Harvey, Rufus Jones, Indira Joshi, Shazad Latif, Lisa Jackson, Terence Harvey, Alan Ford, Geoff McGivern, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Chetna Pandya, Stanley Townsend, and Morgana Robinson.
Berry plays the eccentric Steven Toast – a middle aged actor with a chequered past who spends more time dealing with his problems off stage rather than performing on it. Doon Mackichan stars as Toast’s agent.
Matt Berry said: “It’s fantastic to have been given the opportunity to develop my pilot into a full blown series and I’ve loved every minute of it! The pilot planted the seeds but now I’ve been able to develop the characters as well as situations that Steven finds himself in – from when he wakes up on a morning to when he goes to the theatre each night to partake in his massively controversial stage play. I really hope Toast of London satisfies and delivers”
C4 Comedy Commissioning Editor, Rachel Springett, said: “We are thrilled to be making the series of Toast of London with the exceptionally talented Arthur Mathews and Matt Berry. After appearing in ‘The IT Crowd’ and ‘Garth Meringue’s Dark Place’, Matt Berry is ready for his own show; and combined with the comic brilliance of Arthur Mathews , it makes for an exciting and tantalising project, the perfect fit for comedy on Channel 4.”
The series, made by Objective Productions (Fresh Meat, Peep Show), Executive Producer is Ben Farrell for Objective and Rachel Springett for Channel 4. Producer is Kate Daughton and Director is Michael Cumming.
Toast Of London‘s pilot episode was first broadcast in August 2012 as part of Channel 4’s Funny Fortnight a season. The new series completed filming this Summer.