Filming starts on Season 3 of Murder in Successville
James R | On 02, Feb 2017
Filming has started on Season 3 of BBC Three’s Murder in Successville.
The comedy entertainment show is led by Tom Davis, who plays DI Sleet, who investigates a crime with a different celebrity guest each episode. The catch? There’s no script to follow, so the guests have no idea what awaits them.
“With no direction and increasingly ridiculous scenarios facing them… we get to see what people are really like,” we wrote in our review of Season 2. “The fact that Davis corpses too – very rarely – at first might seem a failing on the production’s part, but they intentionally leave such moments in. The result is bad but good, trashy but smart, high-concept but lowbrow. With even more confidence in its second season to do its own thing, Murder in Successville only gets more and more successful. This is one of the most unique things on TV at the moment.”
The show’s third season will span six episodes. DI Sleet and his sidekicks will be joined by a resident cast of top comedy names including Kerry Howard, Luke Kempner, Colin Hoult, Cariad Lloyd and many more. Stars taking part include Professor Green, Richard Osman, and Reggie Yates, with more names yet to be announced.
The series is commissioned by Damian Kavanagh, Controller, BBC Three and Pinki Chambers, commissioning editor for BBC Entertainment. It is produced by Tiger Aspect, with executive producer Andy Brereton, series producer Avril Spary and director James de Frond.
Davis says: “I’m over the moon to be jumping in my Capri gear and heading back to Successville, it’s time to serve up a justice burger with a side order of fun with five brand new sidekicks.”
Damian Kavanagh, Controller, BBC Three adds: “How exciting! I’m sure fans of this hit BBC Three show will be thrilled to hear that DI Sleet is heading back to Successville with a new cohort of sidekicks to investigate more crimes.”
Season 3 will air on BBC Three later this year.