Irish comedian and Black Books star Dylan Moran is to write and star in a new BBC comedy series which starts filming in Belfast later this month.

Stuck will co-star Morgana Robinson and will air on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer this year, reports the Belfast Telegraph.

The BBC describes the show as "sometimes dark, sometimes surreal sitcom" about the relationship between the two leads, Dan and Carla.

Morgana Robinson attends a gala screening of Mindhorn at the May Fair Hotel in April 20, 2017 in London. (Photo by David M Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)

The five-part series is being made by Hat Trick Productions, who have previously made Father Ted, Derry Girls and Have I Got News For You.

In press publicity for the show, the BBC say, "Dan and Carla are at a cross-roads. Dan has been recently made redundant, while Carla is wondering whether this is all she can expect from life.

"Add their age gap to the mix, and the re-emergence onto the scene of Carla's ex-girlfriend Maya, and it's no wonder that they're feeling stuck".

Moran, who starred has in Shaun of the Dead, Run Fatboy Run and Good Vibrations, a biopic about Belfast music legend Terri Hooley, said: "I’m delighted to be working with the smartypants comedy wonks at Hat Rack, going to Belfast to shoot our crazy little series."

He added, "Morgana is a one-woman army of comic power, and the little gang of loons we found make a very lumpy talent piñata. Terrifying.

"I'm only ok with this because I know our brilliant director Ian FitzGibbon specialises in coaxing magic even from clumps like me who breathe through their foreheads and bang into the walls. Check us out."

Jimmy Mulville, Executive Producer added, "I can’t think of a better way of beginning a new year than working on a Dylan Moran comedy.

"In Stuck, he turns the traditional rom-com on its head with some hilarious and painfully honest observations. And with Morgana Robinson as his co-star it promises to be a masterclass in comic writing and performing."

Seb Barwell, Commissioning Editor at the BBC said, "Dylan is one of the great comic minds of our time, so it’s hugely exciting that he’s created this new narrative series, tackling love, relationships and a very current sense of limbo, with all the finely-honed insight and humour of his stand-up shows."