Greg Davies' Man Down series gets green light from Channel 4
Tim Clark1 November 2012
Greg Davies' new solo show Man Down has been given the green light for a six-part series by Channel 4.
The new show, which successfully piloted earlier this year, will see Davies return to his role as a teacher named Dan, who is 'a childish idiot trapped in an adult's life who hates his job as a teacher.
Davies is no stranger to the role, having been employed as a teacher in his former career as well as playing Mr Gilbert in The Inbetweeners shows.
Nerys Evans, Channel 4’s comedy commissioning editor, said: “We are really delighted to work with Greg on a series of Man Down.
“In it he has created a brilliantly observed world which is laugh-out-loud funny and a perfect fit for Channel 4 comedy.
“It’s thrilling to have this exceptional comedian’s first solo project.”
Greg described the commission as a “dream come true”. He said: “I promise that all of the characters will be humiliated at every turn, regularly physically attacked and at some point fully naked in every episode.”
The show is being produced by Avalon and will be directed by Matt Lipsey, whose former credits include Psychoville and Saxondale.
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