Aimee Lou Wood stars in BBC comedy Daddy Issues from Danielle Ward

ExclusiveTuesday 7th November 2023, 6:10pm by Jay Richardson

Sex Education. Aimee Gibbs (Aimee Lou Wood). Credit: Eleven Film

Aimee Lou Wood and Susan Lynch are set to reunite for a BBC comedy drama written by Danielle Ward, British Comedy Guide can exclusively reveal.

The Change star Lynch played the mother of Wood's character Aimee Gibbs in Series 2 of Netflix's Sex Education, and the pair are set to appear alongside each other again in Daddy Issues, penned by former stand-up Ward.

Production begins on the series this month in Manchester, to be directed by The Inbetweeners' co-creator Damon Beesley for his production company Fudge Park (Count Abdulla, Enterprice).

Details of the plot and further casting currently remain under wraps but the commission follows a non-broadcast pilot, directed by Catherine Morshead (No Offence, Shameless), in Manchester this summer, which featured Lynch and The Family Pile's Alexandra Mardell.

Wood, who won a BAFTA for her performance in Sex Education and starred in a stage revival of Funny Girl earlier this year, has recently been filming Netflix's new drama Toxic Town, alongside Jodie Whittaker and Robert Carlyle, made by Charlie Brooker's production company Broke And Bones.

She also plays the lead role of Queen Dagan in Medieval-set comedy film Seize Them!, which is expected to be released early in 2024.

Daddy Issues creator Danielle Ward, whose writing credits include Brassic and The Long Run, was the host and creator of long-running cult panel show podcast Do The Right Thing, which featured Margaret Cabourn-Smith and Michael Legge as team captains. She also played bass in Cardiff indie band The Loves and wrote the musical Psister Psycho with Martin White.

Beesley, who most recently directed Robert Popper's Channel 4 sitcom I Hate You, co-created The Inbetweeners with Iain Morris, with the pair setting up Fudge Park in 2015. Beesley executive produced Kirkmoore, a sitcom pilot about a college for disabled students, for the company, which aired on BBC Three last month.

The BBC declined to comment to BCG on Daddy Issues.

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