The show is Nathan's first TV commission for Gold and is semi-autobiographical as it is set in his home town of Newark. It follows the lives of chip shop manager and exhausted mum Maxine, her son who has recently come out as gay (to no one's surprise) and her desperate ex-husband who tries everything to win her back. The show will capture some of the ridiculous things that go on in a small town.
Morgana Robinson will star in the lead role of Maxine, with Mathew Horne playing the part of her ex-husband Terry. Nina Wadia also stars and Nathan will appear in the show in a supporting role.
When asked about the show Nathan said, "Making Newark, Newark is my wildest dream come true. If I could go back in time and tell my teenage self anything, I'd look him straight in his chubby little face and I'd say "Growing up different in this town might not be easy, but one day they're gonna let you make a TV show about it. Also, learn to breathe through your nose".
Executive producer Dave Evans commented, "Making Nathan's first series is a pleasure and a privilege with scripts as extraordinary as our cast".
Newark Newark will premiere on Gold sometime in early 2022.
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