Sky renews Brassic for Season 2
Ivan Radford | On 01, Sep 2019
Sky has renewed Brassic for a second season.
The comedy drama co-created by Joseph Gilgun and BAFTA-winning writer Danny Brocklehurst, premiered last week on Sky One, with the whole box set also arriving on-demand. Before many will have been able to finish bingeing the lot, though, Sky has already announced another run is on the way.
The second season will see all members of Vinnie’s (Gilgun) gang of friends reunited for even bigger and bolder misadventures around the fictitious rural Lancashire town of Hawley.
“While it indulges in slapstick and toilet humour Brassic never feels throwaway thanks to the authenticity and passion Gilgun lends the show,” we wrote in our review of Season 1.
Joining Gilgun, the returning cast will include motivated single mum Erin (Michelle Keegan), Vinnie’s best mate Dylan (Damien Molony), champion kebab eater Cardi (Tom Hanson), Ash (Aaron Heffernan), the son of a family of fighting Travellers, the sexually liberated Tommo (Ryan Sampson), and garage owner JJ (Parth Thakerar).
New faces joining the cast include John Thomson (Cold Feet) and Bill Paterson (Fleabag) as well as the return of Dominic West as Vinnie’s blundering GP. It will pick up with the friends a few months after the events that took place in the finale.
Jon Mountague, Director of Comedy, Sky Studios, says: “I know when our viewers binge on the first series of Brassic, they too will fall in love with the world and the characters that Joe Gilgun and Danny Brocklehurst have created. You can laugh and empathise with every single one of them and you will want to be part of Vinnie’s gang. The show leaves you wanting more, so that’s why we had to order a second series of Brassic before it’s started!”
Gilgun adds: “We all feel truly blessed to have a second series. I wouldn’t know how to thank Sky for having our back like they have. There’s definitely no second album syndrome and I’m confident series two is going to be even better than series one.”
Brocklehurst comments: “This recommission shows the amazing love and support Sky have given Brassic. We are all thrilled to be continuing the journey of Vinnie, Erin and the gang… and the plans we have for the second season are bigger, bolder and even more outrageous.”
The second season was commissioned by Zai Bennett, Managing Director of Content, Sky UK and Ireland, and Jon Mountague.
The Sky original is produced by Calamity Films. It is executive produced by David Livingstone for Calamity Films and Jon Mountague for Sky. Joseph Gilgun and Danny Brocklehurst are also executive producers with Mike Noble as series producer. Saul Metzstein (Block 1) and Jon Wright (Block 2) are directing.
The second season starts production this September.