James Buckley is set to return for more adventures in the parallel world of Munty after UKTV’s entertainment channel Dave announced a second series of its hit fantasy comedy Zapped.
Produced by Steve Coogan’s Baby Cow Productions, the first series saw Brian (Buckley) grapple with his new surroundings after he was abruptly zapped to a parallel world and the bizarre backwater town of Munty.
With the often unhelpful help of wizard Howell (Paul Kaye), Brian tried everything in his might to make it back home, much to soothsayer Barbara’s (Sharon Rooney) crushing dismay.
The series concluded with Brian throwing away his only chance to get home in an effort to impress his new love Effandra (Miranda Hennessy). Munty regulars Herman (Louis Emerick) and Steg (Ken Collard) return for more magical madness as the extraordinary clan fight to get Brian back where he belongs…
Over the course of the new series, Brian will clash with orcs, lizardmen, psychopathic Fairies, hipster blood-suckers and worst of all, actors. He’ll also experience a terrifying trial by combat, come under attack from deadly stingbugs and celebrate the biggest day in the Munty calendar – the annual Pear Fair.
Coogan, who returns as executive producer, says, “I am delighted that UKTV has asked us to travel back to Munty for another six episodes of complete madness.
“The fantastic cast will return bringing to life the imaginatively funny scripts from the Black Dog boys.
“I’ll be raising a large Rhubarb Seizure to celebrate!”
Steve North, general manager for Dave said, “After a stellar first outing for Zapped we are delighted to bring the brand new comedy back for a second season.
“Over at Dave we are excited our viewers will get the chance to see Brian continue his struggle to get back to his old life; helped and hindered in equal measure by the fabulous inhabitants of Munty.
“The return of Zapped continues our strategy of getting more quality originations on the channel.”