BBC Studios enters content co-production partnership with Jamie Demetriou

Under the terms of the deal, Demetriou co-develop and co-produce new projects through BBC Studios’ production scripted portfolio and his own People Day Limited.

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BBC Studios has entered a creative partnership with BAFTA award-winning comedian, actor and screenwriter, Jamie Demetriou. The multi-year agreement will see Jamie Demetriou co-develop and co-produce new projects through BBC Studios’ production scripted portfolio and his own People Day Limited.

“Jamie is one of the most gifted and sought after comics in the country," Jonathan Blyth, Director of Commercial & Partnerships for Comedy at BBC Studios said. "We’re thrilled that he has chosen to develop his next scripted projects with BBC Studios and that we will play an active role in bringing his creative ideas to life for domestic and international audiences. We are delighted to build on the relationship we have established with Jamie and can’t wait to get started.”

The deal was brokered by Kitty Laing at United Agents LLP, Jonathan Blyth at BBC Studios, and James Kay of Sheridans. Demetriou is represented by Kitty Laing and Charlotte Davies at United Agents LLP and CAA. BBC Studios has an established relationship with Demetriou, acting as international distributor for "Stath Lets Flats," bringing the hilarious antics of the chaotic but well-meaning Greek-Cypriot lettings agent to audiences in markets such as the US, Canada, Australia and of course, Greece.

Demetriou served as the recipient of a fourth BAFTA award last month for his performance in the series, "Stath Lets Flats," the critically acclaimed comedy which he wrote and stars in as the titular character. Earlier this year he starred in Apple TV+ series "The Afterparty" in addition to previous roles in Hulu’s "The Great" and popular movies such as "Cruella," "The Electrical Life of Louis Wain" and Netflix’s Eurovision. He was recently cast in Barbie, the upcoming live- action comedy, alongside Margot Robbie and comedic talent Will Ferrell. Jamie will also be seen in Disney’s upcoming live-action Pinocchio. “"I love TV. I love comedy. I love scripts," Demetriou said. "So I jumped at the chance to blend all three for BBC Studios. I'm genuinely so flattered that they wanted me to make some stuff. Because if there's one thing I love more than stuff, it's making it. Let's get laughing!”

 

Jamie is one of the most gifted and sought after comics in the country. We’re thrilled that he has chosen to develop his next scripted projects with BBC Studios and that we will play an active role in bringing his creative ideas to life for domestic and international audiences. We are delighted to build on the relationship we have established with Jamie and can’t wait to get started.” Jonathan Blyth Director of Commercial & Partnerships for Comedy, BBC Studios