Man Down – in which Greg Davies plays “ a childish fool trapped in an adult’s life” – returns to Channel 4 next month.
Series 2 sees Dan (Davies) to a conclusion: he must change. Still trapped in a teaching job he despises and rejected by the girl he thinks will solve everything, Miss Lipsey (JEANY SPARK), he turns his attentions to self-improvement.
His friend Jo is throwing herself into doomed projects but she seems blissfully happy with near-constant failure, and Brian (MIKE WOZNIAK) seems distracted by an unspoken event that is rocking his steady world, meaning Dan must fend for himself.
How hard can it be to step out of the shadow of his now deceased, crazy father (RIK MAYALL) and become a fully functioning grown up? His always kind mother (GWETHETH POWELL) and petrifyingly blunt aunt Nesta (STEPHANIE COLE) seem to think he needs help – and his pupils agree.
Will this series see Dan move on, avoid complete humiliation and evolve into a functioning member of society?
The series also stars Roisin Conaty as Jo, Mike Wozniak as Brian and Gwyneth Powell as Mum.
Man Down’s return to Channel 4 on June 1st (TBC).