Coming Soon: Assisted Suicide Comedy Series from BBC Three
The newest comedy from BBC Three sounds like something you'd find on button-pushing outlets like HBO or Showtime.
"Way to Go," starring "The Inbetweeners" regular Blake Harrison, will touch on a topic even edgy stateside channels might avoid - assisted suicide.
The six-part series is described as a "black comedy" about three men who set up an assisted-suicide business....
Harrison will play Scott, who devises the desperate scheme when his terminally ill neighbor asks for his help to die and his brother Joey (Ben Heathcote) is in desperate need of cash to pay off his gambling debts.
HBO aired the 2010 telepicture "You Don't Know Jack" recalling the controversial life of assisted suicide pioneer Jack Kevorkian, but that film wasn't played for laughs.