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Black Ops - Comedy Thriller Ordered to Series by BBC One

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The six-part (6x30) comedy thriller is created by BAFTA award winning actress and writer Gbemisola Ikumelo (Famalam, Brain In Gear), BAFTA award winning actor and producer Akemnji Ndifornyen (Famalam, The Queen’s Gambit), and writing duo, Joe Tucker and Lloyd Woolf (Click And Collect, Witless).

Black Ops is the story of Dom and Kay, who join the Met Police in the hope of cleaning up their community but are unwittingly thrust into the murky world of deep cover infiltration as they become part of a powerful criminal enterprise. But for Dom and Kay it quickly becomes more of a fiasco than Donnie Brasco…

Gbemisola Ikumelo, Creator and Writer says: “These characters have been swimming around in my head for a long time and so finally seeing them get to live and speak and just be ridiculous is super exciting. We have such an amazing team bringing this to life and I hope audiences really fall in love with them like I have.”

Akemnji Ndifornyen, Creator and Producer says: “Black Ops is something special and I can’t wait to take you all on this adventure with Dom and Kay!”

Josh Cole, Head of Comedy at BBC Studios Productions, says: “We could not be more excited to be producing Black Ops for the BBC. The show is an ambitious comedy thriller and a passion project for all involved. BBC Studios has long been the home of British comedy, and we’re delighted to continue our relationship with the ridiculously talented and indeed multi-talented quartet of Gbemi, Akemnji, Joe and Lloyd.”

Gregor Sharp, Commissioning Editor at the BBC, says: “Gbemi, Akemnji, Joe and Lloyd have created a show that combines roller coaster adventure with beautifully observed character comedy and we’re thrilled to bits with the team BBC Studios have assembled to bring it all to life.”

Casting and broadcast details will be announced in due course.

Black Ops (6x30) is a BBC Studios Comedy Production, co-produced with Mondo Deluxe. It is created by Gbemisola Ikumelo (Brain in Gear), Akemnji Ndifornyen (Famalam), Joe Tucker (Witless) and Lloyd Woolf (Witless), and was commissioned by Tanya Qureshi, Head of Comedy for the BBC. The series is produced by Akemnji Ndifornyen and the Executive Producer for BBC Studios Productions is Josh Cole. The Commissioning Editor for the BBC is Gregor Sharp and BBC Studios is the international distributor for the series.

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