UK-based SVoD service BritBox will premiere original series Avoidance, starring UK comedian Romesh Ranganathan (The Cynic), in South Africa next month.
Created and written by Bafta-winning actor and comedian Ranganathan and Benjamin Green, Avoidance stars Ranganathan as a hapless anti-hero who is struggling to get back on his feet after breaking up with his partner, played by Jessica Knappett (Ghosts).
The series will premiere in SA on September 20. The six-parter is a BritBox original, produced by Ranga Bee Productions and CPL Productions, with BBC Studios handling global distribution. It will also debut on BritBox in North America this fall.
“Comedy has always been a crown jewel in BritBox’s breadth of quality TV, reflecting the enduring love for British wit and humour across the world,” said Reemah Sakaan, CEO of BritBox International. “We are on a mission to bring a subscription full of smiles to our fans.”
Jointly owned and programmed by BBC Studios and ITV Studios, BritBox launched in South Africa two years ago. In June this year, it was added to MultiChoice-owned pay TV platform DStv.