The BBC has renewed The Misadventures Of Romesh Ranganathan for a second season.
Airing on BBC Two earlier this summer, the series follows Romesh as he travels beyond his comfort zone to some of the most unlikely places on earth to go on holiday.
Made by Rumpus Media, it aired in three parts in July, and as well as impressive TV figures the series had an exceptionally strong performance on BBC iPlayer, with over 1 million requests for the first episode, making it one of the highest performing Factual programmes for BBC Two on the service since 2015.
“A likeable showcase for a charming TV presenter,” is how we described the series in our review. “Romesh is characteristically frank and entertainingly sceptical.”
The is a Rumpus Media production for BBC Two, with executive producers Emily Hudd and Morgan Roberts. It was commissioned by Patrick Holland, Controller, BBC Two, and David Brindley, Head of Commissioning, Popular Factual and Factual Entertainment.
David Brindley, Head of Commissioning, Popular Factual and Factual Entertainment, says: “”The response from critics and viewers alike has been fantastic, and often followed by ‘surely there will be a second series?’ – well, we’re thrilled to oblige.”
Rumpus Media Joint Managing Director, Emily Hudd, adds: “We’ve loved building a creative partnership with Romesh over the past four years for the BBC – from exploring his family heritage with Asian Provocateur to hitting the road less travelled in his Misadventures. We’re thrilled that despite risking his life and dignity multiple times in the first run, Romesh will be back bringing his uniquely smart and funny take on more of the world’s unlikely tourist spots for series two.”
Romesh comments: “While I am grateful for this show being recommissioned, it’s obviously not as good as being asked to do a show called The Luxury Adventures Of Romesh Ranganathan.”