Comedienne Tracy Ullman has long left her mark on the American stage with hit TV shows like The Tracy Ullman Show (where The Simpsons was originally broadcast) and Tracey Ullman's State of the Union. Now however she is returning to home soil to write a new comedy series for the BBC.

The BAFTA and Emmy-winning writer's series will feature Ullman playing diverse and distinct characters living in, or visiting, the UK, according to Deadline.

Ullman previously appeared on the BBC back in the eighties with shows like A Kick Up The Eighties and Three Of A Kind. The comedienne said of her return; “The BBC has changed a bit since the last time I worked here, when it was all men in bow ties who had completed National Service. Now there are a lot more women. Great ones. The important things haven’t changed, though. The BBC still provides an environment that allows you the freedom to create the best shows possible.”

While Shane Allen, controller of comedy commissioning at the BBC added; “It’s about time the Americans gave her back." Also calling her "the missing gem in the British comedy crown for too long."

No word yet on when we can see the show but we are most definitely keeping an eye out for this one.