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Courteney Cox 'to star in British comedy series'

Published 29/04/2016

Courteney Cox
Courteney Cox

Courteney Cox will star in a new ITV comedy about the American leader of a holistic healing retreat, according to a new report.

Courteney Cox will appear in her first U.K. set show in a new ITV comedy.

The 51-year-old actress is most famous for her role as Monica Geller in hit U.S. TV show Friends. But according to The Sun newspaper, Courteney is set to make a move across the Atlantic for the new series, which has a working title of Truthing.

The show will see Courteney star as the American leader of a holistic healing retreat and will mark the star's first appearance in a television show set in the U.K.

The Sun reports that ITV won the right to develop the series after beating several other broadcasters to the punch.

"ITV are at the very early stages of developing the show. They are looking at the script first to make decisions but it’s bound to become a series," a source told the publication.

"They are all very excited at the prospect of working with Courteney."

It has also been claimed that Courteney will be living with her former fiance, Snow Patrol's Johnny McDaid, while shooting the pilot for the series.

The pair called off their engagement in December (15) but are recently believed to have reconciled and apparently think that living together once again will either make or break their relationship.

"It’s now or never for Courteney and Johnny," a source told the Daily Mirror newspaper. "They both realise they have to make compromises and Courteney’s offer to move to the UK plus her finding work there too shows her commitment."

Following the end of Friends in 2004, Courteney continued focusing on the small screen, and took on the role of editor Lucy Spiller in journalism series Dirt from 2007 to 2008.

Her most successful venture since Friends though has been Cougar Town, in which she played single mother Jules Cobb. The show, which also starred Busy Philipps, ran from 2009 to 2015 and came to an end after 102 episodes.

Following the end of the series, Courteney vowed to find herself another show which is successful enough to reach 100 episodes, telling Canada's Metro newspaper last year (15): "I want to do it one more time. I don’t have one, but I’m going to find one."

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