David Mitchell and Robert Webb reunite in new comedy
While the great U.K. sitcom Peep Show may be sadly no more, the onscreen collaboration between its two stars, David Mitchell and Robert Webb, remains an ongoing concern and it was announced today that the pair’s new show, Back, will premiere on SundanceTV, 11 p.m. ET, March 7.
Created and written by Simon Blackwell (Veep), Back stars Mitchell as the small town-dwelling, sad-sack Stephen who, following the death of his pub landlord father, finally has a chance to shine as he is set to take over the family business. But his plans are interrupted when the charming Andrew (Webb), a former foster child briefly raised by Stephen’s parents, turns up out of the blue at his father’s funeral and is eager to renew his relationship with the closest thing to a family he has ever known. While Andrew quickly charms the rest of Stephen’s dysfunctional family, including his mother Ellen, sister Cass, and uncle Geoff, Stephen begins to resent Andrew, whom he sees as a glib, dangerous sociopath who’s about to steal his family, his business, and his life.
Back costars Louise Brealey from Sherlock.
Watch an expletives-featuring trailer for the show, above.