Channel 4 greenlights Cut
Written by a former of star of Channel 4’s new talent strand Coming Up, Cut is a highly original and inventive 6-part comedy drama for Channel 4. The show explores the shattered personal and professional lives of a group of highly dysfunctional civil servants, forced to relocate from London to Northampton following public sector cuts.
Cut follows the mercurial Katherine, early 30s, who is turned down for an attractive redundancy package and reluctantly bound for a new home. Here she meets a disparate yet similarly disillusioned group of workmates: Danny, late 20s is perma-wasted despite his co-workers believing him to be a strict Muslim. Angela, 30s, who joins Danny on his binges. Jenny, mid 20s, is far too eager for her own good, while Nathanial, mid 20s, is naïve and clueless. They’re joined by a shell-shocked Jeffries, 40s, head of Human Resources and responsible for the department’s relocation, who finds herself in the unlikely position of being on the receiving end of her own wave of cuts. Together they must readjust to their new life, their new surroundings and an inescapable new surrogate family of colleagues.
Full of black humour, razor sharp dialogue and intricately drawn relationships, Cut is a timely workplace comedy drama that is laced with an acerbically surreal sensibility which cuts straight to the quick of a lost generation.
Piers Wenger, Head of Drama for Channel 4 says: “DC Moore is a very special talent and the perfect writer to give voice to a generation of young people for whom the first step on the career path is to realise that there no longer is one.”
“DC Moore has created an unexpected, very funny yet searing portrayal of our lives, society and the personal challenges we face day by day. Cut is a truly original series that we’re very excited to be making for Channel 4.” says Murray Ferguson, Chief Executive of Clerkenwell Films.
This 6 x 45’ comedy drama series is created and written by DC Moore and executive produced by Murray Ferguson and Andy Baker for Clerkenwell Films. Cut was commissioned by Piers Wenger, Head of Drama, Channel 4. Cut’s commissioning editor is Sophie Gardiner.