BBC has announced a new series of Mandy has been commissioned.
Written, directed by and starring Diane Morgan (Motherland) in the titular role, the series follows Mandy, a woman with big dreams of becoming a Doberman pincher dog breeder.
As Mandy attempts to find fulfilment in a series of short-lived jobs in the modern-day gig economy, she tries her hand at everything from going on a reality show to becoming a tour guide and learning to swim.
The second series will see Michelle Greenidge (Code 404) return as Lola, Mandy’s close friend and confidante at the nail bar, and Tom Basden (Plebs) as Mandy’s exasperated benefits officer. Alistair Green (Flowers), Mark Silcox (Man Like Mobeen), and Michael Spicer (The Room Next Door) will also reprise their roles.
Among the confirmed new cast members are Sir Tom Courtenay, Anna Maxwell Martin (Line of Duty), Richard Hope (Poldark), Nick Mohammed (Intelligence), Alexei Sayle (The Young Ones), Roger Sloman (Nuts in May) and comedian Charlie Chuck.
Dragons’ Den’s Deborah Meaden, Professor Brian Cox and presenter Konnie Huq will all cameo as themselves.
Diane Morgan commented: “At this time of debate about the future of the BBC, a second series of Mandy could not be more timely. If anything proves the worth of the corporation it's a show about a woman who wants to breed doberman pinchers. It's not something you'd get on Amazon Prime or BFI Player.”
Gregor Sharp, BBC Commissioning Editor says: “Diane has created an instantly iconic comedy character in Mandy and we can’t wait to see what trouble follows her in this new series.”
Filming for the second series is currently underway.