The first series of Brassic, which was largely filmed in Manchester, only came out last week but has already gained widespread critical acclaim.
The Observer said that it is “one of the year’s best new comedies”; The Sun described it as “a clever mix of comedy and pathos”; and The Telegraph as “confident and hilarious.”
Virgin Radio Breakfast show host, Chris Evans, declared it “the funniest thing I’ve ever seen.” And we loved it, too.
The new second series of the comedy drama will see all members of Vinnie’s gang of friends reunited for even bigger and bolder misadventures around the fictitious northern town of Hawley.
Joining Vinnie (Joe Gilgun), the returning cast will include motivated single mum Erin (Michelle Keegan), Vinnie’s best mate Dylan (Damien Molony), champion kebab eater Cardi (Tom Hanson), Ash (Aaron Heffernan), sexually liberated Tommo (Ryan Sampson), and garage owner JJ (Parth Thakerar).
Starting production next month, series two will see new faces join the cast including John Thomson (Cold Feet) and Bill Paterson (Fleabag) as well as the return of Dominic West as Vinnie’s blundering GP.
The story will pick up with the friends a few months after the events that took place in the finale of series one.
“We all feel truly blessed to have a second series,” said co-creator Joe Gilgun.
“There’s definitely no second album syndrome and I’m confident series two is going to be even better than series one.”
Viewers who have binged on the first series of Brassic have fallen in love with the world and the characters that Joe Gilgun and Danny Brocklehurst have created, believes Jon Mountague, director of comedy at Sky Studios.
“You can laugh and empathise with every single one of them and you want to be part of Vinnie’s gang,” said Jon.
“We are all thrilled to be continuing the journey of Vinnie, Erin and the gang,” said co-creator Danny Brocklehurst, whose previous hit shows include Shameless and Clocking Off.
“And the plans we have for the second series are bigger, bolder and even more outrageous.”
All episodes of Brassic series 1 are available now on Sky One and on streaming service NOW TV. The second series will start production in Manchester’s Sharp Project and on location in the north of England this September.