Jane Horrocks is to star in a new six-part Sky One comedy series about paramedic partners in the South London ambulance service.

Horrocks (Absolutely Fabulous, Little Voice) will star alongside BAFTA-nominated Samson Kayo (Famalam, Timewasters) in Bloods (6x30min), which has been commissioned by Jon Mountague, Sky Studios’ Director of Comedy.

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Kayo has also created the series, which is written by Nathan Bryon and Paul Doolan (Trollied) and produced by Seb Barwell (Stath Lets Flats).

An ensemble comedy, set within the fast-paced, never-ending rush of 999 call outs, Bloods charts Maleek and Wendy’s struggle to gain the respect of their fellow paramedics.

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Horrocks said: “I am very much looking forward to working on Bloods and being paired with the extremely funny Samson Kayo. I know nothing of the world of paramedics, but maybe I need to overcome my fear of blood before I start.”

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The executive producers for Roughcut are Ash Atalla (The Office, The IT Crowd) and Alex Smith (Trollied). Bloods will be distributed by NBCUniversal Global Distribution on behalf of Sky Studios.

Kayo added: “I’m super excited to show the world Bloods especially because I almost became a paramedic. Lucky for the NHS, I chose to play the character instead!”