A second series of critically acclaimed sitcom This Country has been ordered by BBC Three and will be filmed later this year.
This Country launched in February 2017 across BBC One, BBC Three and the BBC iPlayer and the show has been viewed more than 4 million times. The series was widely acclaimed upon its release with the i newspaper calling it ‘the most deliciously quotable comedy since Alan Partridge’.
Written and Starring siblings Daisy May and Charlie Cooper the series takes place in a mockumentary style in the Cotswold village of Northleach. The Coopers have said
“We are beyond thrilled to have a second series. We wrote something else in case this wasn’t recommissioned which ended up being exactly the same plot as the BBC drama ‘Life On Mars’. So this second series is a godsend really as we can’t do anything else.”
Shane Allen, Controller of Comedy Commissioning says: “It’s been a pure joy to see Daisy and Charlie get the recognition their talents deserve with this show. It has been an instant hit with the audience and they’ve got cracking ideas for the series ahead.”
The second series will comprise of 6 episodes and is set to return to BBC Three in 2018.