Sky original comedy Brassic has been commissioned for a second series ahead of the premiere of the first series.
Brassic, co-created by Joe Gilgun (Preacher) and Danny Brocklehurst (Shameless), follows a group of working-class friends as they try to navigate life in a Northern suburbia as their teenage years of scamming and bribing finally start to catch up with them.
Vinnie (Joe Gilgun) is a Lancashire lad who suffers with bipolar disorder and is best friends with street smart Dylan (Damien Molony).
The group are made up of Cardy (Tom Hanson), a champion kebab eater and a total liability; Ash (Aaron Hefernan), the son of a family of fighting travellers; Tommo (Ryan Sampson), who is sexually liberated and doesn’t care what people think, and JJ (Parth Thakerar), an entrepreneur who runs a garage plus a side business in stolen cars.
The second series will see all the gang members plus single mum Erin (Michelle Keegan) reunited for further fiascos and misadventures.
The cast will be joined by new faces John Thomson (Cold Feet) and Bill Paterson (Fleabag), plus Dominic West returns as Vinnie's blundering GP.
Series two will pick up a few months after the finale of series one.
Co-creator Joseph Gilgun described feeling “blessed” at having a second series commissioned by Sky. He said: “There’s definitely no second album syndrome and I’m confident series two is going to be even better than series one.”
Jon Mountague, director of comedy at Sky Studios, was confident viewers would “binge” on the first series and “fall in love” with the world Gilgun and Brocklehurst has created.
He added: “You can laugh and empathise with every single one of them and you will want to be part of Vinnie’s gang.
“The show leaves you wanting more, so that’s why we had to order a second series of Brassic before it’s started!”
Brassic will start shooting in North England this September and is the latest in a string of new commissions by Sky as part of their plan to invest in original productions.