New series will see failing actor Toast leave Britain for Hollywood
The What We Do in the Shadows actor and comedian will star in Toast in America, which marks the character’s switch from Channel 4 to the BBC.
“The idea is that he leaves Britain and goes to Hollywood,” Mathews said, explaining that filming was scheduled to begin in 2021.
“It’s set in America but it’ll be shot in Britain; they’ve been doing that for years, like they did with [BBC sitcom] Episodes.”
Toast of London stars Berry as Toast, an old-fashioned and eccentric actor struggling to find work in contemporary London. Harry Peacock, Doon Mackichan, Robert Bathurst and Tracy-Ann Oberman make up the supporting cast.
The Bafta-winning show is known for its surreal and absurdist comedic style, with each episode featuring original songs written by Berry.
Toast of London ran for three seasons on Channel 4 from 2013 to 2015, but has since gained a cult following both in the UK and abroad through Netflix.