Mathew Baynton and James Corden’s The Wrong Mans returns to BBC Two this Christmas and plunges our hapless heroes into in deeper, darker danger than ever before.
Having earned their status as hometown heroes in the first series, Sam (Baynton) and Phil (Corden) are blasted back to zero again.
Now 4,000 miles from home, Phil is relishing the chance to reinvent himself but Sam pines for his old life.
But some distressing news from back home forces them to make a difficult choice: hide in the shadows and be forgotten forever or brave it in a world that doesn’t even know they are alive in order to get home to Bracknell in time for Christmas and reclaim their lives.
First there’s just the small issue of busting out of a high-security Texan jail…
Baynton and Corden said: “The challenge and the excitement of coming to a second series was that we had to find the next chapter of the same story, rather than resetting. It’s more like a sequel.
“In the first series Sam happened to pick up this phone and all this trouble descended on them. They are much more active this time, they are the architects of everything that befalls them.
“We pick up where we left off in series 1, but now Sam and Phil are different, they have changed as people because of everything that has happened to them, the stakes are higher and there’s even more danger now.”