Pls Like set for a third series | ...after producer Rupert Majendie was snapped up by Steve Coogan's company © BBC

Pls Like set for a third series

...after producer Rupert Majendie was snapped up by Steve Coogan's company

A third series of BBC Three’s Bafta-nominated mockumentary Pls Like is in the pipeline.

The comedy was written by stand-up Liam Williams, who also stars as Liam, a struggling comedian trying to be a megastar vlogger. 

Series three will be produced by Steve Coogan’s Baby Cow Productions, after the company signed up producer Rupert Majendie to be its new head of comedy development.

Majendie previously produced King Gary and Nick Helm's Heavy Entertainment for the BBC, as well as setting up online comedy platform Mr Box and running live comedy nights in London under the Knock2Bag banner

Coogan said: ‘Rupert is at the vanguard of the emergent generation of comedy writers and performers. He has intuitive good taste. He can create and guide the kind of comedy that has substance as well as funniness. Is respected by performers and commissioners alike. He is the perfect person to head our Baby Cow comedy team blah blah blah. Look he’s really good, ok. We wanted him and we’ve got him.’

Majendie will executive produce the third series of Pls Like, which has previously been made by Left Bank Pictures and Shiny Button Productions.

The comedy launched on BBC Three in 2017, with a second series following in 2018, when it was nominated for best short-form programme at the Baftas.

Its cast has included Tim Key, Emma Sidi, Jon Pointing, Hammed Animashaun and Ellie White as regulars plus the likes of Tom Stourton, Natasia Demetriou and Arnab Chanda as guest stars.

Published: 20 May 2020

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