Piglets, a new series from the writers of Green Wing, is heading to ITVX next year, and the first details of the new comedy have just landed.
Green Wing is one of the most memorable comedies of the early 2000s. Following the trials and tribulations of the staff who populate East Hampton Hospital, the writing was frequently silly and surreal, and it featured star making turns from the likes of Tamsin Greig, Stephen Mangan and Michelle Gomez.
Underrated comedy Campus followed a similar scenario, this time in the fictional Kirke University, where Andy Nyman’s domineering don Jonty De Wolfe ruled with an iron fist. That series has also built up quite a fanbase, and rightly so. Now? There’s more for that fanbase to look forward to as well.
That’s because the same creative team have now created Piglets, which heads to ITVX next year. The first details of the show have just come to light, too (thanks, British Comedy Guide).
Set in a police training facility, the synopsis reads as follows:
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.
The six-part series is written by Victoria Pile, Robert Harley, James Henry, Oriane Messina and Fay Rusling. Pile also co-directs with Sam Leifer.
Filming will begin in January 2024, we’ll keep you updated as we hear more. A transmission date towards the end of the year is our best guess as to when we’ll see the show. More on Piglets as we get it.