NEW YORK – September 12, 2018 – IFC announced today the acquisition of three seasons of the British comedy Toast of London to begin airing in 2019 from Objective Fiction and all3media international. Created by Arthur Mathews and Matt Berry, the BAFTA award winning comedy stars Berry as Steven Toast, an eccentric, middle-aged actor with a sketchy past who spends more time dealing with his problems off stage than performing on it. Three seasons have been broadcast on Channel 4 in the UK, all written by Mathews and Berry.
IFC’s SVP of Original Programming, Christine Lubrano said, “Matt Berry is absolutely the toast of IFC, he is already the star of Year of the Rabbit, our upcoming 2019 original production with Channel 4, so we are beyond thrilled to add even more of his comedic genius to our ‘slightly off’ line-up.”
The half-hour comedy, which is produced by Objective Fiction, part of all3media’s Objective Media Group, has completed three, six-episode seasons with guest stars including Jon Hamm, Morgana Robinson, Vic Reeves and Josh Homme. The show was commissioned by Channel 4 in the UK.
all3media international distributes popular, award-winning TV programs to over 1,000 broadcasters and media platforms around the world.
The company has been celebrated for producing, marketing and distributing quality, ground-breaking and pioneering shows to a global audience – consistently topping the Broadcast and Televisual annual Indies Surveys and we have been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in recognition of our growth – twice.
Our catalogue contains over 11,000 hours of content across all genres, with a focus on drama, comedy, factual, entertainment and formats. As well as Britain’s top-selling series Midsomer Murders, our lead dramas include National Treasure, The Missing, Clique, Liar, and Hinterland. Our contemporary comedy slate features Fleabag and GameFace. Factual, entertainment and format bestsellers include Gogglebox, Undercover Boss, Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares, The Gadget Show and The Cube.
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About Objective Fiction
Celebrating an incredible legacy in comedy, Objective Fiction specializes in original scripted content. It is the comedy label from Objective Media Group, part of All3media. Hit shows include Witless for BBC Three, GameFace for E4, Eric, Ernie & Me for BBC Four, Peep Show, Toast of London and Fresh Meat (all for Channel 4). Forthcoming shows include Year of the Rabbit (Channel 4 and IFC) and a second series of GameFace (Channel 4).
IFC is the home of offbeat, unexpected comedies. Series Brockmire, Stan Against Evil, Baroness von Sketch Show and Documentary Now! air alongside fan-favorite movies and comedic cult TV shows. IFC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc., and available across multiple platforms. IFC is Always On, Slightly Off.