Iain Stirling's Buffering series confirmed by ITV2

Wednesday 10th March 2021, 10:10am

  • ITV2 will broadcast Buffering this summer, a new sitcom starring Iain Stirling
  • The six-part series focuses on a group of flatmates who discover "it's ok to fail, over and over again"
  • Iain Stirling says "I cannot thank ITV2 enough for the faith they have shown in me over the years"
Buffering. Image shows from L to R: Greg (Paul G Raymond), Thalia (Janine Harouni), Olivia (Elena Saurel), Iain (Iain Stirling), Robbie (Sean Sagar), Ashley (Rosa Robson), Rosie (Jessie Cave). Copyright: Avalon Television

ITV2 has officially announced Buffering, a new sitcom starring Iain Stirling.

As reported on by BCG in October, Buffering, created by Stirling and fellow stand-up Steve Bugeja, is a six-part series focusing around a group of friends.

The episodes follow twenty-something Iain, a children's TV presenter in a complicated relationship with TV producer Olivia (played by Elena Saurel).

Iain's housemates Rosie (Jessie Cave), Greg (Paul G Raymond), Ashley (Rosa Robson) and Thalia (Janine Harouni), alongside Ashley's old flame Robbie (Sean Sagar), together face the daily challenges of millennial living.

Producers say: "As a generation who have been brought up to believe you must live the perfect life, these friends will discover it's ok to fail, over and over again."

Stirling also voices Love Island on ITV2, as well as hosting its gameshow CelebAbility, and appearing in The Stand Up Sketch Show on the channel.

Iain Stirling comments: "This show has been a passion project for me and Steve for years now so it's a dream come true to see it get made. I cannot thank ITV2 enough for the faith they have shown in me over the years. Pinch yourself stuff!"

Commissioner Paul Mortimer adds: "We're excited to land this new scripted comedy by Iain and Steve for ITV2. Comedy continues to be an important part of the channel's output and we hope this fresh take on a twenty-somethings flat-share will sit perfectly alongside our other programmes on the channel and ITV Hub."

Richard Allen-Turner from producers Avalon comments: "We're delighted with ITV2's commitment and support shown for this fresh new comedy showcasing Iain and Steve's brilliantly funny and razor-sharp millennial voices and our superb cast."

The series has been directed by Martin Stirling (The Mind Of Herbert Clunkerdunk) and is produced by Jane Bell (The Reluctant Landlord). Eleanor Tiernan and Christine Robertson have co-written some episodes.

Buffering is set to air on ITV2 this summer.

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