Here at Grintage Ireland we’re over the moon to hear the news that Graham Linehan (co-creator of such shows as Father Ted and Black Books) has had a new sci-fi sitcom commissioned by Channel 4.
Co-created with the incredible Adam Buxton (Adam and Joe, BUG, guy who gets his head crushed in Hot Fuzz), ‘The Cloud’ is set on a data-hub floating about earth. The job of Cloud Station 13 is to protect the vast amounts of information the human population now hoards on its endless devices – the majority of which comprises of selfies, copious pictures of kittens and a lot of porn.
It was initially a pilot that impressed CH4 enough for it to go to full series. Yes, we understand this is normally how shows are made but a lot of them don’t get this far! The pilot starred Irish comedian Aishling Bea (Mock The Week) and Jamie Demetriou (Cockroaches) although there’s no concrete word if they’ll be in the full show.
We just hope it goes better than the last time Graham messed about with the ‘internet’ – keep an eye out for his cameo at 2.26: