The new six-episode series "Staged" features the cast of a play who are furloughed when their upcoming West End production is suddenly brought to a halt by the coronavirus.
"Staged", which also stars David's wife Georgia Tennant, Lucy Eaton, and Anna Lundberg, as well as guest stars including "Killing Eve" actress Nina Sosanya, follows the cast as they try their best to keep the rehearsals on track in lockdown.
In a press release announcing the new show, Charlotte Moore, the Director of BBC Content says, "It's vital that the BBC provides moments of light relief and this mischievous idea shows what great sports Michael and David are in sending themselves up."
The production team have been following the latest U.K. government guidelines on Covid-19 to ensure that the series is made safely and responsibly, using a combination of self-shooting and video conferencing technology.
David, Michael, and Georgia are also executive producers of the series, which will air on BBC One in June 2020.