Philomena Cunk to return | Five-part Cunk On Earth for BBC Two © BBC/House of Tomorrow

Philomena Cunk to return

Five-part Cunk On Earth for BBC Two

Philomena Cunk is to return with a new five-part mockumentary series, Cunk On Earth, offering a global perspective of humanity.

Diane Morgan will reprise her role as the simple-minded presenter as she aims to ‘find out who we are, how we got here and what was the point’.

Charlie Brooker, Ben Caudell, Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris wrote the series, which will air on BBC Two later this year.

Brooker who is also executive producer on the show via his Broke & Bones production company, said: ‘I am delighted to be working with Philomena again, even though she is a fictional character who, like me, has never experienced the emotion of "delight" and has only a limited understanding of what constitutes "work".

‘In pursuit of nothing less than the definitive story of human civilisation, she’s going to visit every corner of the globe our budget and official pandemic travel restrictions will allow.  Globes don’t have corners but you know what I mean.

‘Diane Morgan is very funny. I have run out of things to say in this quote. Stop reading. Go away.’

And ‘Cunk’ said: ‘This series it’s in my contract to go somewhere better than just Britain so I’m hoping I at least go to Italy as that seems a safe bet.

‘I’m looking forward to getting out of the house and tracing humanity’s progress and also finding out exactly what a "civilisations" is.’

The series will also be released on Netflix outside the UK and Ireland.

Cunk on Earth production credits

Made by: Broke & Bones
Commissioned by: BBC Comedy
Written by: Charlie Brooker, Ben Caudell, Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris Additional material: Eli Goldstone and Michael Odewale.
Executive producers: Charlie Brooker, Annabel Jones and Ali Marlow
Series producer: Sam Ward
Director: Christian Watt
BBC Commissioning Editor: Tanya Qureshi

Published: 4 Jan 2022

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