There'll be more Murders in Successville | Tom Davis starts shooting series three

There'll be more Murders in Successville

Tom Davis starts shooting series three

Murder in Successville is to return for a third series, Chortle can reveal.

Filming is currently under way on the improv comedy hybrid, with new guest stars including Richard Osman, an avowed fan of the show, and Reggie Yates.

The BBC Three show stars Tom Davis as DCI Sleet, solving murders with the aid of celebrities, with a cast of comics playing parodies of other famous people.

Sleet recovered from being shot at the end of the second series, broadcast last summer, and Davis has tweeted a photo of himself rehearsing with co-star Liam Hourican, who plays Police Chief Gordon Ramsay, saying: 'Let's ride this rodeo again old friend'.

Yates has posted a picture of himself in police uniform and Pointless host Osman tweeted on Monday: 'Just had one of the loveliest, funniest days filming ever #TopSecret #Embargo #WouldHaveToKillYouEtc'

But a BBC publicist said: 'We’re not in a position to confirm any details on Murder in Successville yet.'

Previous guest stars have included Emma Bunton, Dermot O'Leary, Louis Smith and Deborah Meaden, while comic turns have included Paul Whitehouse as Len Goodman, Paul Kaye as Louis Walsh and Gemma Whelan as Adele. Luke Kempner and Cariad Lloyd have also been regulars.

The series, made by Tiger Aspect, will again be directed by James de Frond and produced by Andy Brereton.

In October, Davis was hailed as a Breakthrough Brit by Bafta, chosen by an international panel as one of the brightest new creative talents from the worlds of film, television and gaming.

- by Jay Richardson

Published: 26 Jan 2017

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