BBC Three orders a series of new sitcom Enterprice

Wednesday 7th March 2018, 9:24am

  • Kayode Ewumi's BBC Three sitcom has been given a series
  • The comedy focuses on two entrepreneurs setting up a home delivery service
  • Kayode Ewumi says: "I can't wait to show the world this new baby of mine"
Enterprice. Image shows from L to R: Jeremiah (Daniel Ezra), Kazim (Kayode Ewumi). Copyright: Fudge Park.

Enterprice, the BBC Three sitcom written by and starring Kayode Ewumi, has been given a series.

Co-starring Daniel Ezra, the comedy focuses on two young entrepreneurs in the early stages of rolling out their home delivery service.

A pilot episode was filmed and broadcast last year, and now BBC Three has ordered four more episodes from production company Fudge Park.

The BBC explains: "The show follows lovable but unpredictable Kazim and his more serious-minded business partner Jeremiah, as they try and make a hit of their home delivery service Speedi-Kazz. Along the way, they'll meet chaotic lawyers, dodgy financiers, easily offended gang members and a weird guy in a military cap who may or may not have magic powers."

Kayode Ewumi, who rose to fame via the online show #HoodDocumentary - later picked up by BBC Three - and is now starring in ITV2's Action Team, says: "I think this is crazy! To get given a series at the age of 23 will always be a blessing. I can't wait to show the world this new baby of mine."

BBC Three says: "Funny, slightly surreal, and totally unpredictable - Enterprice is packed with performances from new talent, with a style all of its own. Elephant and Castle has never looked so cinematic."

Enterprice was announced today alongside a number of new factual commissions for BBC Three. Channel controller Damian Kavanagh says: "These new programmes emphasise BBC Three's commitment to working with new talent and providing a platform to tell stories that resonate with young people."

BBC Three also announced that it has been given a £10million funding boost. Kavanagh explains: "This is an exciting creative moment for the channel and the production community as we are broadening the scope of our commissioning. We have received extra investment in recognition of the great work we have been doing since moving online and we have ambitious plans for the next stage of our journey.

"Our aim is to bring a new spirit to our content which celebrates young people and their passions by commissioning new, innovative, contemporary takes on Fact-Ent, Formats and Entertainment which will unite and inspire our young audience."


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