NEW ZEALAND: Staged Premieres On UK TV Tonight

BBC One's award-winning comedy show Staged premieres in New Zealand tonight on UKTV. The series, written and directed by Simon Evans, stars David Tennant and Michael Sheen as exaggerated versions of themselves, a pair of furloughed actors attempting to negotiate the UK's COVID-19 lockdown.

Filmed using video-conferencing technologies, Staged sees David and Michael as the stars of a play that has now been shelved by the pandemic. Their director, Simon, hits upon the idea of continuing rehearsals over Zoom, but can the play survive its stars' bickering, paranoia and ego clashes? Staged also stars Georgia Tennant, Anna Lundberg, Lucy Eaton and Nina Sosanya, with some surprise guest stars. 

The show premiered in June 2020 in the UK and was renewed for a second season which aired in January this year.

Watch the first two episodes of Staged tonight from 8.30pm on UKTV.