February 22, 2017

Chris Morris’ terrorist comedy set for cinema

Chris Morris' terrorist comedy set for cinemaFilm4 is funding satirist Chris Morris’ latest project after both the BBC and Channel 4 rejected it for TV.

The comedy, which centres on wannabe suicide bombers operating from a jihadist cell in the North of England, was originally conceived as a TV series but will now be a film.

Morris has said the comedy will seek to do for Islamic terrorism what Dad’s Army did for the Nazis by showing them as “scary but also ridiculous”.

Neither broadcaster has commented on reports that the subject matter was deemed too contentious for TV.

Source: Broadcastnow.

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