The scripted comedy drama, which is being written by Tate, who previously starred in NBC’s The Office, follows the pair as they move to the United States. It is thought to be in the advanced stages of development for Sky One.
The pair first starred together in The Runaway Bride, the 2006 Christmas special of the BBC sci-fi series, before becoming the Doctor’s regular partner for the fourth season starting in 2008. They subsequently worked together on stage in a British theater performance of Much Ado About Nothing in 2011 and most recently have both worked on the reboot of Disney’s animated series of DuckTales, where Tate voices the character of villainous sorceress Magica De Spell and Tennant voices Scrooge McDuck.
It is Bad Wolf’s latest show for the European pay-TV giant after it scored a commission for its adaptation of Deborah Harkness’ A Discovery of Witches, which will air later this year. Bad Wolf was founded in 2015 by Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner, who were responsible for bringing back Doctor Who with Russell T. Davies and basing it in Cardiff, Wales.
Sky One has been ramping up its slate of celebrity-fronted comedies and dramas. Last year, it launched Bounty Hunters, starring Jack Whitehall and Rosie Perez, and this year it has aired Idris Elba comedy In The Long Run and Noel Clarke and Ashley Walters-fronted buddy cop drama Bulletproof.