Alison Steadman, Katherine Parkinson, Jim Howick and Tom Basden will star in a six-part BBC One sitcom series focusing on multiple generations of the same family.
The comedy was piloted in December 2020 under the title Pandemonium, and British Comedy Guide exclusively revealed in September that the format was set to return for a full run.
The BBC has now revealed that the series, which is written by Basden, will be called Here We Go.
The BBC confirms: “Here We Go follows the highs and lows of the Jessop family as they navigate a combination of life’s daily challenges – changing careers, keeping the romance alive in a marriage, adopting a lifestyle healthier, kidnap a dog, destroy a swimming pool and sabotage a wedding.
“After filming his family’s disastrous attempt to have a vacation amid the pandemic in the 2020 pilot episode, the series sees youngest son Sam continue to document the Jessop family throughout the year. and moving forward in time, each episode offers an intimate, observed, and absurd expose of a modern British family doing their best to support each other, if accidentally boring everyone in the process.
“Although nothing goes as planned for the Jessops, their indomitable spirit sees them find moments of unexpected pleasure amidst disappointment and laughter in the face of disaster, promising a glut of hilarious moments for viewers.”
Freya Parks and Tori Allen-Martin will also reprise their roles from the pilot, with the first image revealing Ed Kear playing Dean, a friend of Robin, and that Terminator: Dark Fate Actor Jude Collie succeeds Jack Christou as Sam.
Tom Basden comments: “I am delighted to bring the Jessop family to BBC One this year. I hope their spectacular failures will make us feel a little better about ourselves.”
BBC Comedy’s Jon Petrie comments: “Tom is a comedy writer at the top of his game and we can’t wait to see this modern family sitcom turn into a full series on BBC One, which it truly deserves.”
BBC Studios’ Josh Cole adds: “Here We Go is a project that we are very excited about and very excited about. Tom Basden’s scripts are exceptional and bottle the unique dynamics and occasional frustrations of family time.”
Streaming details for Here We Go will be announced in due course, while the pilot – which aired as part of the Comedy Playhouse strand – is still available to watch via BBC iPlayer.
Howick, Collie, Basden and producer Tom Jordan recently took part in a Royal Television Society Zoom session, to learn more about how they filmed the series: