There She Goes renewed for BBC Two
James R | On 22, Aug 2019
There She Goes will return for Season 2, and will make the leap from BBC Four to BBC Two to do it.
Based on the real life experiences of writer Shaun Pye, whose daughter was born with an extremely rare and, to date, undiagnosed chromosomal disorder, There She Goes follows the day to day life of Rosie (Miley Locke), a girl with a severe learning disability, her dad, Simon (David Tennant), mum, Emily (Jessica Hynes) and brother, Ben (Edan Hayhurst).
Season 1, which debuted on BBC Four last year, chronicled the dual timeline of Rosie as a newborn and aged 9. The new season will be set around 18 months on and will focus on Rosie at the ages of 3 and 11.
Jessica Hynes recently won a Bafta for Best Female Performance in a Comedy Programme for her role in the show.
The five-part second run was commissioned by Shane Allen, Controller Comedy Commissioning and Patrick Holland, Controller, BBC Two.
Shane Allen, Controller Comedy Commissioning, says: “Season 1 pushed at the boundaries of what television comedy can explore and achieve. Its unsentimental approach was shot through with love and humour to create something very unique and poignant. We experienced a tidal wave reaction of people who were moved and won over by it; the themes and stories of series two are richer still.”
Clelia Mountford, Co-Founder, Merman, adds: “We’re so excited at Merman to be able to continue on Rosie’s journey alongside the Pye family and to tell even more of their amazing story. The nation fell in love with Rosie as much as we did, and we couldn’t be happier to be a part of that.”
Pye comments: “The massively positive response to the first series from parents and siblings of children similar to Rosie showed us that while our daughter is one in a trillion, we’re part of something much bigger. Sarah and I feel very proud to be able to tell more of our daughter’s story… or to put it more accurately, write down all the loveable, infuriating, beautiful, crazy stuff she does.”