Sky announces a second series of Brassic | ...before the first has even aired

Sky announces a second series of Brassic

...before the first has even aired

Sky has announced that it’s new comedy Brassic will get a second series – on the very day that the first launches.

Series co-creator Joe Gilgun stars alongside Michelle Keegan in the show, about a band of misfits going from caper to caper in Lancashire.

John Thomson and Bill Paterson will be joining the cast for the second series. 

Gilgun  said: ‘We all feel truly blessed to have a second series. I wouldn’t know how to thank Sky for having our back like they have. There’s definitely no second album syndrome and I’m confident series two is going to be even better than series one.’

His co-creator Danny Brocklehurst added: ’It’s a rare privilege to be gifted a second series before the first has aired. This recommission shows the amazing love and support Sky have given Brassic.

‘We are all thrilled to be continuing the journey of Vinnie, Erin and the gang... and the plans we have for the second series are bigger, bolder and even more outrageous.’

The first series of Brassic has already been praised by critics, with The Observer declaring it ‘one of the year’s best new comedies’. The Sun described it as ‘a clever mix of comedy and pathos’ and The Telegraph called it ‘confident and hilarious’

The cast of characters – all of whom will return for the second series –  include motivated single mum Erin (Keegan), Vinnie’s best mate Dylan (Damien Molony), champion kebab eater Cardi (Tom Hanson), Ash (Aaron Heffernan), the sexually liberated Tommo (Ryan Sampson), and garage owner JJ (Parth Thakerar). And Dominic West plays Vinnie’s blundering GP. 

Jon Mountague, director of comedy at Sky Studios, said: ‘I know when our viewers binge on the first series of Brassic, they too will fall in love with the world and the characters that Joe Gilgun and Danny Brocklehurst have created. 

‘You can laugh and empathise with every single one of them and you will want to be part of Vinnie’s gang. The show leaves you wanting more, so that’s why we had to order a second series of Brassic before it’s started.’

The second series of Brassic was commissioned by Mountague and  Zai Bennett, managing director of content for Sky UK and Ireland.

Series one launches at 10pm tonight and will also be available on Now TV.

Published: 22 Aug 2019

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