Britain’s worst letting agent Stath will once again be unleashed on the London property market, as Jamie Demetriou’s Stath Lets Flats has been recommissioned by Channel 4 for a second season.
The writer-performer and rising star (Fleabag, Paddington 2) premiered the series on Channel 4 last year, after it was developed from Channel 4’s Blaps, the online comedy showcase that uncovers the brightest new comedy stars and freshest TV ideas. Stath Lets Flats has since been nominated for Best Comedy Programme at the 2019 Broadcast Awards.
“Co-written by Friday Night Dinner’s Robert Popper, the result shares that show’s same knack for awkward humour,” we wrote in our review of the first season. “Demetriou’s sweaty, desperate commitment to making a buck out of the housing crisis is played just right.”
His return in a six-part second season will see the hopeless Greek-Cypriot lettings agent face his biggest challenge yet at the family business Michael & Eagle Lettings. Having been denied the manager’s position by his own father, Vasos (Christos Stergioglou), Stath (Jamie Demetriou) – along with Carole (Katy Wix) and the rest of the team – is forced to work under his arch rival Julian (Dustin Demri-Burns) – and re-think his life goals. His sister Sophie (Natasia Demetriou) is also searching for a new direction after failing at Dance College and publicly denying her feelings for Al (Alistair Roberts).
Fiona McDermott, Head of Comedy at Channel 4, says: “We did originally say no to this, but he just kept turning up, trying to get into the building. Sometimes it’s just easier to give in isn’t it? In all seriousness, we’re thrilled to back Jamie and this gem of a show again.”
Demetriou comments: “Lovely to have been given a series 2, mate. Thank you Channel 4 for the ongoing support and faith, and thank you everyone who worked on it. I would formally like to announce that series 2 MIGHT be about Stath and Peter Andre trying to make it in Miami.”
Season 1 is available as a full box set on All 4.