It wasn’t the pairing we were asked for but could it be the one we deserve?
The new show is called White Gold and will star Joe Thomas aka Simon, James Buckley aka Jay, and Gossip Girl's Ed Westwick. It is set in 1983 and follows the mad antics of a double-glazing showroom in Essex.
Westwick will play a charismatic salesman named Vincent who ‘will happily break the rules if it guarantees a sale,’ says the BBC. The network described the show as ‘a story of dodgy shenanigans, scams and petty rivalries – alongside free-flowing drugs, cash and sex.’
The writer and director of the new show is none other than Damon Beesley, who was the mastermind behind The Inbetweeners (alongside Iain Morris).
BBC insiders described the show as a ‘Wolf of Wall Street in Essex’ while Beesley himself called it ‘a glorious opportunity to recreate the Essex of my youth - a time before the invention of 'Essex girls' jokes, fake tan or TOWIE. A time when having double-glazed patio doors installed meant you were winning at life.
‘It's hugely exciting to work with such a talented, brilliant cast and quite frankly I can't wait for shooting to start.’
Lauren O’Rourke (Drifters, This is England 90) also stars.
The six-part comedy begins filming soon and will air in 2017 on BBC2.
Via What’s on TV