Channel 4 Commissions Man Down To Series

Channel 4's Acting Head of Comedy, Nerys Evans has green lit the pilot Man Down, to series.

Greg Davies, stand-up comedian and Mr Gilbert in the hit TV series and film The Inbetweeners, writes and stars in the new series produced by Avalon Television. The pilot was filmed earlier this year.

This new sitcom sees Greg play Dan: a childish idiot trapped in an adults life. Crushing character flaws, an unwanted teaching job, uniquely dysfunctional friends and a wilfully insane Dad conspire to keep this Man down.

Nerys Evans, Acting Head of Comedy for C4 said: "We're really delighted to work with Greg on a series of 'Man Down', he's created a brilliantly observed world which is laugh out loud funny and a perfect fit for Channel 4 comedy. It's thrilling to have this exceptional comedian's first solo project on the channel."

Greg Davies said: "It is a dream come true that Channel 4 have commissioned my sitcom, I promise that all of the characters will be humiliated at every turn, regularly physically attacked and, at some point, fully naked in every episode."

Man Down is an Avalon Television production commissioned by Nerys Evans, C4's Acting Head of Comedy. The series will be directed by Matt Lipsey (Psychoville and Saxondale), while the Executive Producers are James Taylor, Richard Allen-Turner, and Jon Thoday.

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