After signing up one of driving forces behind The Office to write their new supermarket sitcom Trollied, and hiring a top cast (including David Tennant) to appear in This Is Jinsy, now Sky have commissioned Royle Family stars Craig Cash and Ralf Little to write and feature in The Cafe.
Murdoch and his media stooges are certainly taking their comedy very seriously these days, which can only be a good thing for the British television viewing public.
Written by Cash and Michelle Terry, The Cafe will be set in Weston-Super-Mare. June Watson, Ellie Haddington, Daniel Ings, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and David Troughton, will star alongside pair who rose to fame with the BBC’s iconic Manchester-based family.
The Guardian report that independent producer Jellylegs is making the show, which has been commissioned by Lucy Lumsden, Sky head of comedy.