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Cuckoo to return for two new series

News revealed as third season ends

The BBC has commissioned not one, but two more series of Cuckoo.

The third season of the Greg Davies and Helen Baxendale sitcom completed its seven-episode run on BBC Three this week.

And tonight the channel tweeted that another two seasons were in the pipeline, revealing the news via a video from co-star Tyger Drew-Honey.

In it, he said: 'We really hope you enjoyed the final episode of Cuckoo series three, and actually of course the whole series. We had a fantastic time making it for you.

'And some brilliant news that we have, is that we're not just coming back for a series four, but also a series five, so we'll see you then.'

There is no news as to when the shows will be made or aired, nor confirmation that the full cast will return.

The series launched in 2012, with Davies's button-down character Ken getting to grips with Cuckoo, the American hippy played by Andy Samberg, whom his daughter Rachel married while away on a gap year.

He left after the first series to work on Brooklyn Nine Nine in the States, to be replaced by Twilight star Taylor Lautner, playing Cuckoo's son Dale.

The series, written by Robin French and Kieron Quirke and made by Roughcut TV, also stars Esther Smith as Rachel.

Netflix has just started airing the show internationally, while a US remake was put into development last year.

Published: 5 Apr 2016

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