The BBC comedy Staged is returning for a second series, staring David Tennant and Michael Sheen.
The new series will once again follow Tennant and Sheen as they settle into their ‘new normal’ and navigate living with their increasingly agitated family in a world that now involves Zoom, face masks and social distancing.
The pair will also need to try to manage their ever-increasing fragile egos and try to stay relevant in a Hollywood that has now gone virtual.
Georgia Tennant, Anna Lundberg and Lucy Eaton are set to return, and they will be joined by new addition Ben Schwartz, who will play Tennant and Sheen’s American agent.
The first series saw big names like Judi Dench and Samuel L. Jackson make surprise appearances and this series will see more famous faces join the cantankerous duo.
The series mirrors the frustration many people feel at living in a restricted world that still isn’t ready to open.
Created by Simon Evans and Phin Glynn, the series is written and directed by Evans.
“It’s been so great to see how much people enjoyed the first series,” commented Michael Sheen.
He added: “Seemed like the laughs were much appreciated. It made us really excited about taking it further and going in some surprising and hopefully enjoyable directions this time.”
Georgia Tennant said: “The prospect of getting my husband back into employment alongside the divine Ben Schwartz and the hairy, Welsh legend that is Michael Sheen all makes me very happy to be back for series two!”
The air date for series two of Staged will be announced at a later date.