David Schwimmer to Co-Star in British Sitcom Morning Has Broken


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David Schwimmer to co-star with Julia Davis in British sitcom Morning Has Broken

Channel 4 announced today that David Schwimmer will join the cast of the new Julia Davis and Nick Mohammed-penned sitcom, “Morning Has Broken.”

Due to air in 2016 and produced by Brown Eyed Boy, “Morning Has Broken” will see Davis take on the role of Gail Sinclair, the “Queen of Daytime,” and star of “Good Morning… with Gail Sinclair.” Schwimmer will play an American producer brought in to try and save the floundering show and Davis’s co-writer Nick Mohammed will play one of Gail’s fellow breakfast anchors.

After eight glorious years of high ratings and winning awards, things begin to go wrong for Sinclair when the program begins to lose viewers and tensions break out within the production team.

Co-writer and star of “Morning Has Broken,” Julia Davis said she is “looking forward to experimenting with friends whose work I love.”

David Schwimmer added, “I’ve been a massive fan of Julia’s for years, and I’m thrilled to be able to finally work with her and Nick on this fantastic comedy.”

Rachel Springett, Commissioning Editor for Comedy at Channel 4 said, “Julia is undoubtedly one of our most talented comedic writers and actresses and it’s a testament to the quality of her writing that she can attract such a big star. We are thrilled to have David Schwimmer star alongside Julia in this exciting new series for the channel.”

Gary Reich said, “I’m hugely excited and grateful to finally be working with talent I’ve been a fan of for most of my career doing a project that will push the boundaries of how we make comedy.”

The 6-episode, 30-minute comedy was ordered by Channel 4’s Head of Comedy, Phil Clarke and Commissioning Editor, Rachel Springett. Made by Brown Eyed Boy in association with Sony Pictures Television, the series will be produced by Gary Reich.

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