Sky has commissioned two further series of The Russell Howard Hour, the topical entertainment show which sees Howard offer he perspective on news and current affairs.
Filmed in front of a studio audience, Russell conducts in-depth wider social interviews with an array of interesting people including Ed Sheeran, John Oliver, Alesha Dixon, Chris O’Dowd, Naomi Klein, Jamie Oliver, Louis Theroux, Diane Abbott, Greg Davies, Fiona Bruce, Juan Mata, Sarah Millican, Michelle Wolf and Derren Brown.
The third, fourteen-part series (14 x 60’) will go into production in autumn 2019 with a fourth series to follow.
Phil Edgar-Jones, Director of Sky Arts: “Russell has established himself as one of the foremost satirical voices on TV and online.
“We are happy as hell that he has a home on Sky One where he can bring our audiences his unique and hilarious take on our messed up world.”
James Taylor, Executive Producer for producers Avalon said: “We’re delighted that, for at least another 2 years, we’ll be bringing The Russell Howard Hour to Sky One where Russell can continue to navigate through and make us laugh at what must be the bleakest and most terrifying news cycle in living memory.”
Howard added: “I absolutely love doing this show. It’s such a ridiculous privilege that I get to write jokes as the world spins out of control.”