BBC comedy has announced a full series commission for new sketch comedy Ellie & Natasia, produced by Nit TV – the joint venture between CPL Productions and British comedian Harry Hill.
The commission follows a pilot for the show last year on BBC Three, which was a hit with viewers and critically lauded, with The Guardian calling it a “fiercely funny sketch show you’ll watch over and over.”
Ellie & Natasia is written and performed by female comedy duo Ellie White (The Windsors, Pls Like, The Other One) and Natasia Demetriou (Stath Lets Flats, What We Do In The Shadows).
It’s a show that gives voice to characters like the active-wear mums and thick as pigs Trustafarians, as well as original takes on current pop trends and anxiety. It’s the perfect sketch show for anyone that shares their passion for coffee and snakes.
Ellie and Natasia said: “In the midst of a pandemic the humble sketch is a shining light of hope and we are happy and honoured to be those torch bearers, with love Ellie and Natasia.”
Harry Hill, executive producer, said: “Thrilled to hear that the BBC have rewarded the best new British double act since Vic and Bob with a series.”
Ellie & Natasia (6×15’) is a Nit Television Production for BBC Three. The producer is Olly Cambridge, the director is Andrew Gaynord. The executive producers are Harry Hill, Mobashir Dar and Danielle Lux. The commissioning editor for the BBC is Alex Moody. Ellie & Natasia was commissioned by Shane Allen, Controller of BBC Comedy commissioning and Fiona Campbell, Controller of BBC Three.