Static is a sitcom all about twenty-something Rob (Rob Beckett) who jacks in a job in London to move back in with his parents in their southeast London family home, only to discover they’ve just sold the house and moved to a static caravan park in Margate.
Not only is Rob now jobless, but he’s now having to live on a sofabed in his parents’ caravan in a holiday park 80 miles from London whilst he figures out his next move.
It seems like a disaster to begin with, but his mum’s delighted to have someone to cook for, and his dad’s figured out how to get thousands of football channels on the telly. Before long Rob’s getting used to being with mum and dad again, and through them he’s quickly drawn into the world of the park, not to mention the extraordinary characters within it. Static is at heart a family sitcom – warm, working-class, multi-generational and broad, with acutely and affectionately observed characters.
Casting includes Rob Beckett (8 Out Of 10 Cats), Alison Steadman (The Syndicate, Boomers, Gavin & Stacey) Phil Davis (Vera Drake, Poldark) and Craig Parkinson (Line Of Duty, Misfits). Static is written by Rob Beckett and Shaun Pye. It is produced by Zeppotron (8 Out Of 10 Cats, The Rack Pack, Would I Lie To You?), part of Endemol Shine Group. John Pocock will produce, and Ed Bye will direct. Rachel Ablett, Peter Holmes and Ruth Phillips will executive produce for Zeppotron.
Pictured are Rob Beckett and Phil Davis
Static airs Friday 15 September 2017 from 10.35pm-11.05pm on BBC ONE