Bird – Black Dog Television develop dark new sitcom starring Angela Barnes

Black Dog Television has recorded a taster for a brand-new sitcom starring Angela Barnes, Julia Deakin and Perry Benson, directed by Ella Jones (Enterprice, Pandemonium).

Bird has been written by the brilliant up-and-coming writing team of Ed Amsden and Tom Coles and follows the story of Michelle (Angela Barnes), an insecure woman fast approaching 40, who becomes pen pals with a convicted killer on Death Row. Pretty soon the letters are taking on a romantic edge and Michelle considers herself ‘in a relationship’ (albeit one which definitely ticks ‘It’s Complicated’).

Julia Deakin appears as her anxious mother Jan with Perry Benson playing golf lothario Murray.

Blending jet-black gallows humour with an unconventional love story, Bird is a highly original comedy about love, loneliness and putting a positive spin on serial killers.