Philomena Cunk will return to BBC Two for another mockumentary series, created by Charlie Brooker.
Cunk on Earth will see Cunk (played by comedian Diane Morgan) attempt to demystify human civilisation and discover humankind’s greatest achievements.
Cunk will explore the arts and sciences that have enriched the world from the beginning of recorded history: from great inventions like the wheel to masterpieces of art like the Mona Lisa and mind-altering concepts like enlightenment and nuclear power.
She will also be visiting significant sights and asking experts big questions about society’s progress.
The series follows Cunk's first mockumentary, Cunk on Britain, which saw the character journey through Britain's history from the Big Bang to Brexit.
Cunk said: “This series it’s in my contract to go somewhere better than just Britain so I’m hoping I at least go to Italy as that seems a safe bet.
“I’m looking forward to getting out of the house and tracing humanity’s progress and also finding out exactly what a ‘civilisations’ is.”
Cunk first appeared as a character in a regular segment on Charlie Brooker’s Weekly Wipe: a slow and ignorant interviewer and commentator on current affairs.
Also the creator, writer and executive producer of Cunk On Earth, Brooker (Black Mirror), said of the series: “I am delighted to be working with Philomena again, even though she is a fictional character who, like me, has never experienced the emotion of ‘delight’ and has only a limited understanding of what constitutes ‘work’.
“In pursuit of nothing less than the definitive story of human civilisation, she’s going to visit every corner of the globe our budget and official pandemic travel restrictions will allow. Globes don’t have corners but you know what I mean. Diane Morgan is very funny. I have run out of things to say in this quote. Stop reading. Go away.”
Cunk On Earth will premiere on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer in 2022 and on Netflix outside of the UK and Ireland.