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Clone alone

27/03/2008. Contributed by Jessica Martin

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A new science fiction comedy series created by Adam Chase, better known for his writing roles on Friends, has been commissioned for TV by BBC Three.

Clone opens with a brilliant scientist unveiling the result of his life's work: the first human clone. Intended to be a prototype super-soldier who will eventually replace Britain's volunteer army, the Doctor quickly realises his super weapon is more likely to hug someone than shoot them.

Clone is a fish-out-of-water comedy revolving around the education of an innocent being who is seeing and experiencing our world for the first time. It could also be described as a buddy comedy about a modern Dr Frankenstein and his monster. Clone is the brainchild of Adam Chase and is the first commission from Ash Atalla's new production company Roughcut TV.

The series will be jointly executive produced by Ash Atalla (The Office, The IT Crowd, Man Stroke Woman) and Adam Chase.

Ash told, "It's a pleasure for Roughcut TV to be working with someone of Adam's calibre. This gets us off to a great start and we are very excited to be working with BBC Three."

Danny Cohen added, "I'm thrilled that Adam Chase has come over from Hollywood to work with BBC Three - and it's great to be working with Ash and Roughcut. It's also really exciting to be experimenting with the team-writing model on Three: an approach we tend to use less frequently in British comedy."

The series of six episodes will transmit later this year on BBC Three. The series was commissioned by Lucy Lumsden, BBC Controller Comedy Commissioning, and Danny Cohen, BBC Three Controller.

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