Walliams and Lucas to make new comedy for BBC

Little Britain stars Matt Lucas and David Walliams are abut to start work on a new comedy for the BBC, Come Fly With Me (working title).

Set in a busy airport, the six-part series features all new characters played by Matt and David, plus special guest appearances throughout the series.

BBC One controller Jay Hun said: “It’s thrilling that Matt and David’s next big show will be on BBC One. They are uniquely talented comic writers and performers and Come Fly With Me is a wonderfully exciting idea.”

Head of Comedy Mark Freeland said: “I’m proud and excited that the BBC are back working with David and Matt, two of the country’s most brilliant comedy talents. Also it’s great that it’ll be boom time once again for dress, wig and make-up suppliers in the UK.”

The series is now in pre-production in the UK, to be filmed in HD, for broadcast later in 2010.

It’s produced by Adam Tandy (The Thick Of It and In The Loop) and the director is Paul King (The Mighty Boosh).