The comedians to star in new show focusing on the lives of a married couple
Steve Coogan and Paul Rudd have been announced to play a bickering and argumentative old couple in new comedy series An Ideal Home.
The program will follow the lives of the couple co-habiting together; Steve Coogan plays an over-the-top, needy celebrity, while Rudd is more demure and down to earth. But things are thrown into turmoil when Coogan’s character discovers he has a grandson.
It’s the second time the pair will star together, with Rudd and Coogan previously co-starring in 2011’s Our Idiot Brother.
The new show is written and producer by Andrew Fleming, whose credits include episodes of New Girl, The Michael J Fox Show and Arrested Development.
There are no further details on the show’s expected release date or broadcasting platform as yet.
Meanwhile, Coogan has recently announced he will return with Rob Brydon for a third series of The Trip.
The pair have made two series of their buddy comedy, the first was set in the Lake District while the second saw them travel around Italy. Both series were broadcast by BBC2.
However, the new series has been recommissioned by Sky Atlantic and will see Coogan and Brydon venture from the North Atlantic to the Mediterranean coast. They will visit Cantabria, the Basque region, Aragon, Rioja, Castile-La Mancha and Andalusia. Michael Winterbottom will return as director.
Sky Atlantic is also home to Coogan’s Alan Partridge with a new series of Mid Morning Matters starting tomorrow night (February 16).
Speaking about the return of The Trip, Coogan said: “Having thought long and hard about yet another sojourn into culinary distractions and middle age, I have reluctantly agreed to Y viva Espana. I have a hole in my diary, there will be free food and accommodation and Rob Brydon is surprisingly good company. I also like Michael.”
Winterbottom added: “Travelling with Rob and Steve is always enjoyable – so it seemed like a good idea to go on another journey together – before they get too old.”
Filming on the series will begin in Spain later this year.