A brand new 3-part comedy with family and love at its core, Newark, Newark captures the goofy, sticky oddness of long English summers and the joyous, comforting and somewhat ridiculous things that go on in a small town.
Morgana Robinson (The Windsors) will take the lead role of Maxine, alongside Mathew Horne (Gavin & Stacey) as Terry and Nina Wadia (The Sandman) as Heather. The series also stars Jai Hollis (Ruth & Safiya) as Leslie, Saskia Chana (The Bisexual) as Claire, Jessie Mae Alonzo (Little Joe) as Amber, and Vahid Gold (Emerald City) as Rudy.
The series is set in the small working-class market town in the East Midlands, follows pugnacious chip shop manager and exhausted matriarch, Maxine, as she tries to ride out her divorce and find someone who actually lights her fire. However, it's easier said than done with her big-mouthed, soft-bellied, son, Leslie dramatically coming out as gay to the surprise of no one and her dullard ex-husband, Terry, trying ever more desperately to win her back.
It's Maxine's (Morgana Robinson) 40th birthday but her 16 year old son Leslie (Jai Hollis) has big plans to hog the spotlight. At a rainy English barbecue party, things go awry when some unwanted guests arrive.
Maxine (Morgana Robinson) takes a leap of faith in hiring Leslie (Jai Hollis) at the chippy, but his first shift is an utter disaster. Meanwhile, Pauline (Beverley Callard) devises a cunning plan to get Terry (Mathew Horne) back into Maxine's good books.
In counselling, Maxine (Morgana Robinson) finds out some hard truths about her marriage. Leslie (Jai Hollis) and Amber (Jessie Mae Alonzo) go on a double date with high expectations and low standards. Pauline (Beverley Callard) hatches her most deranged plan yet.