Dark comedy from makers of Harlots

Ghosts A new dark comedy for BBC One is in development from the production company behind period drama Harlots. 

Monumental Television is producing Ghosts from a team of writer-performers comprising Mathew Baynton, Simon Farnaby, Martha Howe-Douglas, Jim Howick, Laurence Rickard and Ben Willbond – they previously collaborated on Horrible Histories, Yonderland and the feature film Bill. 

Ghosts centres on crumbling country pile Button Hall and the squabbling spirits who have died there over the years. 

The 6 x 30 project will be directed by Tom Kingsley with Matthew Mulot producing. The creators are also executive producing along with Monumental’s Alison Owen and Debra Hayward. 

Production Intelligence subscribers can log in and follow the project – the start date is on the site now - as we will be updating with HoD names as they board. 

Monumental is also busy working on feature films How to Build a Girl, based on Caitlin Moran’s book, and The Universe Versus Alex Woods.

Details on both projects are also listed on Production Intelligence. 

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