Man Like Mobeen returns to BBC Three for Season 2
Staff Reporter | On 06, Sep 2018Reading time: 3 mins
BBC Three has ordered a second season of the Guz Khan comedy Man Like Mobeen.
Made by Tiger Aspect, part of Endemol Shine UK, the series follows Mobeen (Guz Khan), a 29-year-old man from Small Heath, a reported no go zone for anyone who isn’t Muslim and a hotbed for terrorist activity. In reality, Mobeen, like most other people in Birmingham, knows no terrorists, and spends his personal time parenting his best friends, Eight and Nate, and – most importantly – his little sister and love of his family life, Aqsa. He does all of this alone, acting as a very hairy mother, father and brother figure in the hood.
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 Guz Khan’s unique voice.
As well as starring, Khan co-writes the series with Andy Milligan. The producer is Gill Isles, the director is Ollie Parsons, the executive producers are David Simpson and Myfanwy Moore.
Khan says: “I always knew we could make something that would make working class people laugh and be proud of who we are. It just so happens that Cuthbert from Monmouth and a couple of UKIP supporters liked it as well. Who’d have thought hey?”
Simpson adds: “We are so delighted audiences have embraced Guz Khan’s brilliantly funny character Mobeen and we cannot wait to continue telling his unique, funny and often poignant story.”
Shane Allen, Controller Comedy Commissioning at the BBC, comments: “A welcome return for our mischievous Muslim misfits in this subversive sitcom which nimbly walks the line of challenging lazy stereotypes through its sharp writing and a knockout ensemble cast of richly drawn characters.”
After a successful first season, Kate Daughton and Damian Kavanagh, Controller BBC Three, have commissioned a four-episode second season. Filming will begin in Birmingham later this year.
Guz Khan’s Man Like Mobeen heads to BBC Three
27th November 2017
Guz Khan’s new comedy series Man Like Mobeen will be coming to BBC Three soon as a four-part boxset.
The series is a rarely seen insight into working class life as an ethnic minority, addressing issues including arranged marriage, the alt-right and racial profiling, in the setting of Birmingham.
BBC Three, Cave Bear and Tiger Aspect Productions were commissioned to produce a full series, following a successful Comedy Feed pilot last year. Created by Khan and co-written with Andy Milligan, the show follows Mobeen (Guz Khan), a 28 year old man from Small Heath, a reported no-go zone for anyone who isn’t Muslim and hotbed for terrorist activity. In reality, Mobeen, like most other people in Birmingham, knows no terrorists, and spends his personal time parenting his best friends, Eight and Nate, and – most importantly – his little sister and love of his family life, Aqsa. He does all of this alone, acting as a very hairy mother, father and brother figure in the hood. He’s living the life…right?
Shane Allen, Controller, BBC Comedy says: “Guz Khan is hugely talented and through his character Mobeen he’s created a brilliantly funny series with a new and unique comedy voice. We can’t wait to share it with audiences on BBC Three.”
A former teacher and YouTube sensation, Guz is quickly becoming known as a distinct voice on topical affairs. Guz’s video about Jurassic World featuring a ‘Pakisaurus’ went viral, making headlines all over the world and to date has received almost 15 million views. More recently, he can be seen as part of the cast of Channel 5’s Borderline, in cameos on Channel 4’s Loaded and Dave’s Zapped, and heard on his Tuesday breakfast radio show on BBC Asian Network. Previously, Guz appeared as Mobeen in the short film Roadman Ramadan, which was part of BBC iPlayer’s season celebrating the work of new British Asian comedy talent. This was his first collaboration with Andy Milligan, and, on its release, was one of iPlayer’s 10 most-watched shows.