David Tennant and Michael Sheen to Reunite for Lockdown Comedy 'Staged'

Photo: BBC)
Photo: BBC)

While we may not get another season of Good Omens, that doesn't mean we won't see David Tennant and Michael Sheen together on our screens again. And sooner than you might have ever expected.

The former angel and demon will reunite this summer for a six-part, very do-it-yourself style lockdown comedy series entitled Staged.

Filmed using a combination of self-shooting and video conferencing techology, it stars Sheen and Tennant as the leads of a play - featuring the cream of the crop of British acting talent - who are furloughed when their upcoming West End production is suddenly brought to a halt. The series follows the cast as they try their best to keep the rehearsals on track in lockdown.

“It’s vital that the BBC provides moments of light relief [during this pandemic]" said BBC Director of Content Charlotte Moore. "And this mischievous idea shows what great sports Michael and David are in sending themselves up."

The corporation released a brief trailer for the show, in which you can get a feel for Staged's tone, as well as the more fun zoom call vibe of the production. (Personally, I'm very here for Sheen's wild quarantine hair. It's almost Peter Capaldi-esque.)

Tennant's wife Georgia Tennant will also take part in the show - makes sense as they're in lockdown together - as will Killing Eve's Nina SosanyaMurder Maps' Lucy Eaton and Swedish TV presenter Anna Lundberg. (Though, according to the press release, more cast members are still to be revealed.)

Staged will air in June on BBC One, and though there are no current airing plans for those of us outside the U.K let's cross our fingers that the series is released to social media or that some American distributor is so hungry for content that it manages to bring this to our side of the pond. (I mean, let's not forget, Good Omens was very popular here in the States. Amazon, help some fans out, won't you?)

What do you think of this trend of more homemade-style content while we're all social distancing? Personally, I'm for anything that lets Sheen and Tennant work together more often. But let's discuss in the comments.