The second series of This Way Up is heading to Channel 4 this month.
Created by comedian Aisling Bea, the first series of the dramedy followed the whip-smart teacher Aine (Bea) in her attempts to get herself back on track after a nervous breakdown, with the help of her sister Shona, played by Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe).
In the upcoming series, Aine pursues a secret romance with Richard (Tobias Menzies, The Crown), the father of her tutee Etienne. The stakes of the potentially ill-advised relationship between employer and employee are raised even higher with the presence of Richard’s Parisian son, who is struggling to settle in London.
After Shona shared a kiss with her colleague Charlotte (Indira Varma, For Life) at work, the dynamic of their joint business venture is proving awkward. With her new fiancé Vish (Aasif Mandvi, Evil) now working abroad, Shona is left feeling lonely and isolated in her new huge home in the country.
The series will further explore the hilarious, passionate, often-angry yet unbreakable bond between the two sisters.
This Way Up’s second series will begin on Wednesday 15 July on Channel 4, with all episodes available to watch on All4 following the first episode airing.