BBC Three orders Man Like Mobeen Season 3
James R | On 04, Mar 2019
Man Like Mobeen has been renewed for a third season.
Written and created by Guz Khan and Andy Milligan, the BBC Three sitcom follows Mobeen (Guz Khan), friends Eight (Tez Ilyas) and Nate (Tolu Ogunmefun), and little sister Aks (Duaa Karim), from Small Heath, a reported no go zone for anyone who isn’t Muslim and a hotbed for terrorist activity. Offering a rarely seen insight into working class life as an ethnic minority, Man Like Mobeen addresses real issues whilst maintaining the comedic palatability of Khan’s unique voice.
The commission comes following the success of the recent second season – particularly among younger audiences, with 63 per cent of the audience under 35 (well above the average for BBC Three). After the cliffhanger at the end of Season 2, the new season will return to Small Heath now that Mobeen’s life has been turned upside down. Has he passed the point of no return? And what path will he take next?
Khan, who is nominated in the Best Breakthrough Act category in the Chortle Awards 2019, says: “Woah, series three of Man Like Mobeen?! This is dope news, we have a chance to create even more authentic stories for the people. I can’t wait to get cracking, providing Mobeen and me can stay out of prison, does anyone know a good solicitor?”
Man Like Mobeen is a Tiger Aspect production. The producer is Gill Isles, the director is Ollie Parsons, the executive producers are David Simpson and Myfanwy Moore. The Commissioning Editor for the BBC is Kate Daughton.
Myfanwy Moore, Head of Comedy at Tiger Aspect, adds: “I’m so glad we all get to hang out with Mobeen and the gang again, and particularly now – it’s liberating to be able to make a comedy show that talks about things other shows don’t. Thanks to the brilliant Guz Khan and the team, and their genuine love for Small Heath and Birmingham, we can’t wait to show people what the crew are up to next.”
Season 3 will start filming in Birmingham later this year.