Katherine Ryan creates Netflix sitcom The Duchess

Thursday 8th November 2018, 2:55pm

Katherine Ryan is making a new comedy series for Netflix.

The semi-autobiographical sitcom will see her playing a single mother living in London.

Titled The Duchess, Netflix confirms the series will focus on “the powerful and problematic choices of a fashionably disruptive single mum living in London.”

Talking further about the plot, they explain: “Her daughter, Olive, is her greatest love so she debates a second child with her greatest enemy – Olive’s dad. Can two wrongs make another right?”

The six half-hour episodes are being made by Clerkenwell Films, the production company that also makes Lovesick and The End Of The F***ing World, both of which have found success via the streaming site.

The Duchess will be Ryan’s first scripted series. She previously wrote the one-off short Katherine Ryan In Ireland for Sky Arts.

Netflix also confirmed today that it would be releasing Ryan’s latest stand-up special, Katherine Ryan: Glitter Room. The new special will be filmed at The Belasco Theater in Los Angeles on 11th December and will be made available to Netflix subscribers in 2019.

Today’s news confirms Netflix is building its relationship with the comedian, following on from the success of Katherine Ryan: In Trouble, the stand-up special launched on the service in 2017. Ryan is also set to appear alongside Jimmy Carr on the forthcoming Netflix panel show The Fix.

However, she and Carr will also continue to front Comedy Central shows, with another series of Roast Battle and Your Face Or Mine already confirmed.

Publishing dates for The Duchess and Katherine Ryan: In Trouble will be revealed in 2019.

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