The RTS award-winning comedy Alma’s Not Normal has been renewed for a second series for BBC Two and BBC iPlayer.
Written, created and executive produced by Sophie Willan, Alma’s Not Normal follows Boltonian wild-child Alma Nuthall and her family of disorderly, eccentric women. The series stars Siobhan Finneran (Happy Valley) as Alma’s mother Lin, Lorraine Ashbourne (Bridgerton) as Alma’s grandmother Joan, and Jayde Adams (The Outlaws) as Alma’s best friend Leanne.
Produced by Expectation, the comedy offers a caustically funny and unflinching take on class, sexuality, mental health, and substance abuse. The first series of Alma’s Not Normal took home the award for Scripted Comedy at this year’s RTS Programme Awards.
Sophie Willan said: "I’ve been overwhelmed by the response to the show – people seem to really love and relate to the Nuthalls which means a lot and to get the chance to continue that story is beyond what I could have hoped for.
“That on the back of the awards we’ve received is a bit mind-blowing if I’m honest. To be recognised by BAFTA, Broadcast Awards, The Royal Television Society, peers and our audience in such a way is a real honour. I’m thrilled to get back in the writing room to see where Alma’s journey takes us next.”
Broadcast details for the second series of Alma’s Not Normal will be confirmed in due course.