Lucia Keskin to star in Things You Should Have Done

Wednesday 24th May 2023, 5:45pm

Things You Should Have Done. Image shows left to right: Lucas (Jamie Bisping), Auntie Karen (Selin Hizli), Chi (Lucia Keskin), Dave (Daniel Fearn)

BBC Three has commissioned Things You Should Have Done, a sitcom written by and starring Lucia Keskin about a woman who must learn to be independent when her parents die.

Keskin came to prominence via the impressions-based sketches she posted on social media, before being cast in comedies such as Sneakerhead and Live At The Moth Club.

The BBC says: "Things You Should Have Done is a hilarious, offbeat, dysfunctional family-sitcom from the unique comedy mind of Lucia Keskin. Chi (Lucia) is a self-confessed 'stay-at-home-daughter'. She lives a simple life; she eats crisps, makes weird vlogs and watches sitcoms, and that's all she's done for 20 years to be fair. But when her parents, who she is so dependent on, unexpectedly die, Chi is suddenly forced to fend for herself.

"Chi will inherit the house on condition she completes a list of 'Things You Should Have Done' left by her parents (everything from 'Pet a dog' to 'Get a job').

"Meanwhile Chi's highly strung Auntie Karen (Selin Hizli) wants nothing to do with her dependent pest of a niece, but very much wants the house she feels is rightfully hers! In each episode, Chi tackles something from the list and is unleashed on the locals of Ramsgate, who bring something new to Chi's understanding of life but leave wishing they'd never met her. "

Lucia Keskin says: "I cannot believe it's actually happening, very excited and just so grateful to fulfil a dream with such a great team of people. But above all it's just nice to get out of the house."

Producer Steve Monger, making the six-part series via Roughcut Television, adds: "Chi really has a one-of-a-kind comedy brain! I can't wait to see her brand of offbeat Gen-Z humour meets traditional sitcom unleashed on the BBC. It's been an absolute dream bringing this mad show to life with a super talented cast, crew and commissioning team."

The commission was announced by BBC comedy commissioner Jon Petrie at the BBC Comedy Festival in Cardiff, where the BBC called comedy "a public service and needed now more than ever". A total of 10 commissions were announced. Full list of new shows

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