Slings & Arrows is set in a health and safety department at a local council, and contains "a team of misfits who are hell bent on causing as much chaos as humanly possible", reports Chortle.
The Thin Blue Line's David Haig will star as the department's boss Gerald, described as an "exasperated everyman".
If the series is picked up, it will be Elton's first British sitcom for seven years after the short-lived Blessed in 2005.
The pilot will be recorded at Teddington Studios on Saturday (August 4), and will be directed by The Vicar of Dibley's Dewi Humphreys.
Ben Elton launched a new stand-up/sketch show in Australia, but it was axed after just two weeks due to poor viewing figures.
Watch a clip from Ben Elton's A Thin Blue Line starring David Haig below: