Diane Morgan and Nick Mohammed sign deals with BBC Studios

Tuesday 28th February 2023, 11:17am

  • Nick Mohammed and Diane Morgan have both signed development deals with BBC Studios
  • The BBC will be working with Mohammed to "develop new and ambitious scripted ideas, in his own inimitable style"
  • Talking about Morgan, they say: "She is one of the most distinctive comedic voices in the country today"
Morgan photo credit: Ruth Crafer. Image shows left to right: Nick Mohammed, Diane Morgan

BBC Studios has announced that it has signed development, co-production and distribution deals with writers and actors Diane Morgan and Nick Mohammed.

The deal with Ted Lasso and Intelligence star Mohammed will see BBC Studios collaborate with the comedian "to create a slate of new and distinctive scripted offerings."

Nick Mohammed says: "Genuinely so flattered to be partnering with BBC Studios and to be given the opportunity to work with some of the UK's most exciting production companies. And just in general feeling very grateful to them for having such faith in my writing. Six ideas in six minutes - I can't wait to get started!"

Jonathan Blyth from BBC Studios says: "We are big fans of Nick's work and are delighted to be joining forces with him to develop new and ambitious scripted ideas, in his own inimitable style, to entertain audiences around the world."

Meanwhile the deal with Diane Morgan will see her "create her own slate of brilliantly funny scripted comedies, co-produced through BBC Studios' production portfolio."

The Philomena Cunk, Mandy and Motherland star says: "Last week I won a comedy award and someone on the internet made a pancake with my face on it. I thought it couldn't get any better - but it just has! Thanks BBC Studios!"

Jonathan Blyth says: "We are delighted to be building on our terrific relationship with Diane. She is one of the most distinctive comedic voices in the country today and we are looking forward to being part of her future success."

The agreements follow on from last summer's announcement of the creative partnership between BBC Studios and Jamie Demetriou. Details on the first project from this agreement will be released later this year.

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