Channel 4 has ordered a second series of Man Down, its new sitcom written by and starring Greg Davies.
In the show Davies plays Dan, a childish idiot trapped in an adult’s life, kept down by crushing character flaws, an unwanted teaching job, uniquely dysfunctional friends and a wilfully insane Dad (Rik Mayall).
Dan’s listless teaching career sees him begrudgingly teach a version of the same lesson every day, inexplicably popular with all but one of the pupils, with his only highlight coming in the form of Miss Lipsey (Jeanny Spark), a head mistress who views Dan with a mixture of pity and despair.
The series also stars Deirdre Mullins as Dan’s girlfriend Naomi and Roisin Conaty and Mike Wozniak as best friends Jo and Brian.
Channel 4’s Nerys Evans said: “Greg has demonstrated himself to be a brilliant writer and performer over the first series of Man Down. We can’t wait to see what else he’s planning to put himself through in the name of comedy for the second series”.
Davies said: “I’m so delighted that Channel 4 has given me and the team another series of Man Down. Great news for us, terrible news for the characters…”