The series takes place in the 1980s and follows the Easmon family, immigrants from Sierra Leona. Elba is set to play the father, Walter, who works in the local factory alongside friend and neighbor Bagpipes (Bill Bailey). His son Akuna hangs out in the housing project, playing soccer and dodging the local thugs, until his brother Valentine arrives in the UK, bringing chaos in his wake and igniting a passion for music in Akuna.
“I’m really happy to be in comedy, bringing some joy into a world that needs some laughs,” said Elba. “With a great team behind it I look forward to people seeing it.”
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