The streaming platform says: "The government's stated policy of recruiting 20,000 new police officers in double quick time has not come at the cost of lowering standards. Or has it? Set in a fictional police training college, Piglets is about a newly recruited group of six very different would-be cops and the handful of key staff whose thankless task it is to knock them into some kind of shape.
"Casting is ongoing, and the show presents a great opportunity to showcase our best young comedic talent, as well as some established star names amongst the senior college staff members."
The six-part series is written by Victoria Pile, Robert Harley, James Henry, Oriane Messina and Fay Rusling, who previously worked together on Green Wing and Campus. They're joined by Omar Khan, a participant in the ITV Comedy Writers Initiative and recent winner of an International Emmy (the Sir Peter Ustinov Award for writers under 30).
Filming starts in January 2024. The series will be directed by Sam Leifer (Plebs) and Victoria Pile, produced by Victoria Pile, with executive producers Caroline Leddy, Robert Harley and Sam Leifer for production company Monicker Pictures.
ITV's Head of Comedy, Nana Hughes, says: "Piglets was a script that had me laughing from the first page through to the last page. I am very excited to be working with Robert Harley and Sam Leifer along with the Queens of comedy - Victoria Pile and Caroline Leddy.''
Victoria Pile says: "So delighted to be part of ITVX's strong commitment to comedy, and grateful for Nana Hughes' terrific support and enthusiasm for Piglets, not least in helping us secure such a diverse range of talent."