Viewers can expect the return of popular characters such as grime MC Scribbler P, the warring aunties and thwarted Nigerian philanthropist Prince Alyusi. Meanwhile, Midsomer Murders investigator Detective Moses Mountree has a new sidekick, and Nollywood takes on Love Island.
The second series of Famalam will introduce new characters including woke Barry White, social media obsessed Peter and his long suffering wife, plastic surgery aficionado Emma G, and offensive SoundCloud rapper X69.
Watch the new series announcement below:
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— BBC Three (@bbcthree) January 28, 2019
Shane Allen, Controller of Comedy Commissioning, says: “Famalam continues that rich BBC tradition of launching the stars of tomorrow through the sketch show format. Following the likes of Monty Python, French & Saunders, Fry & Laurie, The Fast Show, Goodness Gracious Me, The League of Gentlemen and Little Britain in bringing through exciting new talent to deliver the most pioneering and contemporary comedy that can travel in bite size online pieces as well as working as a whole show.”
Chris Sussman, Head of Comedy at BBC Studios, says: “Not only is Famalam a brilliant series, it’s also a really important one in terms of diversity – as everyone knows there aren’t enough white middle-aged Jewish executive producers in television”.
Akemnji Ndifornyen, producer, says: “Back like we never left… Ready to serve our hungry audience with more gourmet comedy dishes. Eat up, you’re most welcome.”
Famalam will return this spring with 4 new episodes. The series stars Vivienne Acheampong (The Aliens), Gbemisola Ikumelo (Sunny D, Broadchurch), BAFTA nominated Samson Kayo (Sliced, Timewasters), John MacMillan (Dark Knight Rises, Chewing Gum, King Lear), Tom Moutchi (The Hustle) and Roxanne Sternberg (Mars, Nyela’s Dream, Emerald City).
It originally launched in April 2018 on BBC Three and BBC iPlayer with a slot on BBC Two.