Paddy Power has launched the first episode of it’s self-produced sitcom, ‘The VAR Room’, in conjunction with the Virgin Media and Amazon Prime video streaming platforms.

A four-part series, The VAR Room takes a tongue-in-cheek look at what really happens behind the scenes at Stockley Park – the home of VAR in England.

The sitcom features a star-studded line up with guest appearances from former Premier League referee, Mark Clattenburg, as well as football legends Teddy Sheringham, Paul Ince and Alan Curbishley.

Expanding beyond its regular content production for the bookie’s own social media channels, the 23-minute show will make its debut on national television on Ireland’s Virgin Media Two, starting tonight (16th June) at 10:30 pm, and continuing for the next three consecutive Wednesdays.

The VAR Room is the second comedy sitcom outing produced by Paddy Power, who last year debuted its mini-series ‘The Mascot’ – following the trials and tribulations of disgraced Basildon Athletic matchday mascot Frank the Tank

Paddy Power’s new sitcom will also be available online via the bookmaker’s YouTube channel, and is set to be streamed on Amazon Prime.

“The shambles at Stockley Park last season gave our brilliantly talented writers enough creative ideas to fuel an entire sitcom series, which Virgin Media and Amazon Prime wanted a piece of too,” a Paddy Power spokesperson said.

“We have long been renowned at Paddy Power for our content – and we really feel we’ve raised the bar with The VAR Room, which we hope is our first sitcom series of many from our team.” 

Paddy Power unveils VAR TV comedy series