It has been announced that the BBC has commissioned a new sitcom from Peter Kay called Car Share and it is set to premiere on the BBC iPlayer.

The series will consist of six 30 minute episodes and has been created by Tim Reid and Paul Coleman. Directed by and starring Kay it tells the story of John and Kayleigh who have been thrown together in a company car share scheme so they are forced to travel to work together at an out-of-town supermarket.

The series will be shown first on the iPlayer as part of a strategy to use the platform to showcase a wider range of TV content. This is a first for the iPlayer as part of a 40-hour content trial of the strategy.

Controller of BBC One Danny Cohen said "It is hugely exciting that Peter Kay is coming to BBC One with his new series - even more so with the innovative plan we have to launch the show online."

Peter Kay said "To be finally working with the BBC on a new comedy is a great opportunity. And the idea of two people car sharing to work each day really appealed to me, as it highlights the comedy in the minutiae of the daily trek and allows the spiralling conversations of life to unwind in all of their glory."