DirecTV Orders a ‘Downton Abbey’ Parody Starring Peter Serafinowicz and Will Sasso

DirecTV has teamed up with CollegeHumor’s production team Big Breakfast for a Downton Abbey parody called The Britishes. Deadline reports that the eight-sketch series will star Peter Serafinowicz and Will Sasso and feature supporting performers like CollegeHumor regulars Elaine Carroll and Josh Ruben. Here’s a full description of the series:

The Britishes revolves around the absurd, class-obsessed, extremely British residents of an Edwardian-era English estate off the fictional “coast of Knob.” With roots so deep in aristocracy that their surname is actually “British,” the family has fought through the decades—against progress, against technology and, essentially, against all common sense—in an effort to preserve a regal way of life. The Britishes are a dying breed, hysterically desperate to uphold tradition as the world around them becomes more modern.

The Britishes will make its television debut on DirecTV’s Audience Network on October 28th. “The Britishes is more than a Downton Abbey parody, it’s a love ballad to British comedy, which—thanks to my British mother—is the comedy I grew up watching,” said Big Breakfast President Sam Reich on the project. “Peter Serafinowicz and Will Sasso go together like Marmite and butter. It’s a British thing.” Check out one of the sketches titled “The Charming Mr. Hitler” below:

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