ITV has commissioned a second series of Alan Carr’s semi-autobiographical sitcom Changing Ends, filming for which will begin in early 2024.
The first series became ITVX’s most-viewed comedy earlier this year, and will be broadcast on ITV1 in 2024. Based on Carr’s experience growing up in 1980s Northampton, the show follows the comedian as a child with his family, including dad Graham, a fourth division football manager. Alan has to navigate puberty and coming to terms with his sexuality in the unforgiving landscape of Thatcher-era Britain. Whether he's dealing with bullies or a sexual awakening, things are rarely easy.
The show is made by Baby Cow Productions and co-created by Alan Carr and Simon Carlyle, who passed away in August 2023.
Dave Lambert directs and Mollie Freedman-Berthound produces. Sarah Monteith, Rupert Majendie, Alan Carr and Danny Julian executive produces.
“Alan Carr, brilliant and beloved as a comedian, broadcaster and writer, has made the move into sitcom-making look effortless,” said Steve Coogan, co-founder and creative director of Baby Cow. “As thrilled as I am that Baby Cow are getting to make a second series of Changing Ends,” he continued, “I do hope he has to break a sweat this time.”
“Though driven by the funny and the feel-good, it has something serious to say about prejudice. Alan’s writing is a masterclass in wit and wisdom,” said Monteith.
The second series of Changing Ends will consist of six half-hour episodes, and is expected to be available on ITVX in Summer 2024.