Kerry Howard and Zoe Boyle are heading back to BBC Three with a second series of Witless later this month.
Written by Lloyd Woolf and Joe Tucker, the first series saw ordinary flatmates Leanne (Howard) and Rhona (Boyle) thrown in to witness protection after accidentally seeing a gangland shooting. After the pair become deeply entangled in the criminal world they were trying to escape, the series ended on an out-and-out cliff-hanger.
Series two kicks off with the witless wonders facing their biggest scrape yet: with their ‘safe house’ no longer so safe, and unable to trust the police, Leanne and Rhona are on the run, again.
Shane Allen, BBC Controller of Comedy Commissioning, said, “Witless has proved an instant smash hit for Three.
“The hooky narrative, superb performances and filmic execution landed it in the sweet spot for audiences who built and grew across the run.
“The cliff-hanger ending makes for an equally hilarious and gripping second series.”
Damian Kavanagh, Controller of BBC Three, added: “We love Witless at BBC Three, and can’t wait to see what Leanne and Rhona get up to. BBC Three is home to the best new British comedy.”
Witless Series 2 will be on BBC Three from Wednesday 25th January
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