Sky has renewed Sick of It for a second season.
The Sky One series, written by Karl Pilkington and Richard Yee, his long-time producer and director, was part of a record-breaking year of comedy on Sky One. Only a short while after Season 1’s debut, Sky has now announced that Karl and his grumpy alter ego will return with more helpings of humorous philosophising.
Season 2 will see Aunt Norma replace Karl with a young sparky care worker, triggering a bout of soul searching about how little he’s achieved in his life. As Karl attempts to get a new job, earn enough money to move out of Norma’s house, and start dating again, he has to contend with the new carer, who not only looks after Norma, but begins to take over his life too.
Karl Pilkington says: “I should be chuffed that people liked it enough that Sky want a second series, but just like in Sick of It, my inner voice is reminding me of the sleepless nights and stress I went through when doing the first series. I can never enjoy anything.”
Yee adds: “There’s no one able to express the anxiety and confusion of the modern world with as much wit and humanity as Karl, so it’s a joy to be bringing him and his miserable alter ego back for a second series of Sick of It.”
From the Emmy Award winning team behind An Idiot Abroad and The Moaning of Life, the second series of Sick of It will be produced by Me+You Productions and Alrite Productions. Richard Yee directs. Co-creators Karl Pilkington and Richard Yee also executive produce along with Krishnendu Majumdar.
Season 2 will air late 2019 on Sky One and NOW TV.