The BBC have commissioned a 6-part sitcom from Peter Kay which will premiere on BBC iPlayer ahead of a BBC One transmission.
Created by Tim Reid and Paul Coleman, Car Share is directed by and stars Peter alongside Sian Gibson.
The pair play co-workers at a major out-of-town supermarket who have been partnered together in a company car share scheme. Each journey brings fresh insight into John and Kayleigh’s lives, with twists and turns in their unlikely relationship.
The series will be the first to premiere on BBC iPlayer in its entirety before a traditional broadcast and will be part of a 40-hour content trial, approved by the BBC Trust.
Last week the broadcaster announced plans for six original pieces of drama which will air exclusively on the iPlayer under the BBC Three brand.
Danny Cohen says: “It is hugely exciting that Peter Kay is coming to BBC One with his new series – even more so with the innovative plan we have to launch the show online.”
Kay added: “To be finally working with the BBC on a new comedy is a great opportunity. And the idea of two people car sharing to work each day really appealed to me, as it highlights the comedy in the minutiae of the daily trek and allows the spiralling conversations of life to unwind in all of their glory.”