Channel 4 renews Lee and Dean for Season 2
James R | On 23, Aug 2018
Channel 4 has renewed Lee and Dean for a second season.
The sitcom, about two Stevenage-based builders, was constructed by Mark O’Sullivan and Miles Chapman who play the eponymous best mates.
The first series followed the relationship between Lee, Dean and their friends through charity galas, poetry nights, bark rubbing competitions, prison sentences and shockingly eventful stag and hen weekends. The supporting cast included Anna Morris, Camille Ucan, Sam Underwood and Ricky Grover (EastEnders, Getting On, Walliams & Friend).
The end of season 1 left us on the edge of our seats, with relationships on the rocks and Lee and Dean coming to blows. Will Lee and Dean mend their friendship? And will Dean ever reveal his true feelings for Lee?
“The result is some of the most entertainingly awkward comedy this side of Peep Show,” we wrote in our review of Season 1.
Audiences evidently felt the same, with Channel 4 ordering another six episodes from the duo. Commissioned by Fiona McDermott, Head of Comedy at Channel 4, and Rachel Springett, Commissioning Editor at Channel 4, Season 2 will again be written by and stars Miles Chapman and Mark O’Sullivan. Martyn Jolly and BAFTA and Emmy award winner Tom Miller (Horrible Histories) will co-produce this series. Bingo Productions are the production company.
McDermott says: “I may not be prepared to hire Lee and Dean to do work on my house, but I am prepared to give them another run at this brilliant original comedy. We can’t wait to see where Mark, Miles and the Bingo team take the characters this time.”
O’Sullivan and Chapman add: “We’re thrilled to be diving back into the lives of Lee and Dean. Making the first series was a dream come true, and being given another is truly amazing. We can’t wait to continue the story – we promise there’ll be plenty of twists and surprises. And bark rubbing, of course.”