Steve Coogan has announced the renewal of This Time with Alan Partridge, as well as a new podcast.
Speaking on Radio 2, Coogan announced that the second series will air “in the next 12 months.”
Produced by Coogan’s own indie company, Baby Cow, the series premiered in February last year, with the antics of the inept presenter spoofing the magazine format as co-host of This Time (see: The One Show).
Susannah Fielding also starred as co-host Jennie Gresham, while Tim Key and Felicity Montagu reprised their roles as sidekick Simon Denton and Partridge’s loyal yet neglected PA Lynn Benfield respectively.
The finale of the first series saw Partridge being summoned by management for hearings over his behaviour towards Gresham, and if the last such meeting is anything to go by, it will not end well for him. The new series is thus expected to spoof a different format.
Coogan also announced there will be a new Alan Partridge podcast entitled From The Oast House, and is set to launch in March.
Coogan has several other projects in the pipeline, including the Partridge-fronted BBC comedy travelogue about British history, provisionally titled And Did Those Feet, With Alan Partridge.
Coogan will also reunite with Rob Brydon in Sky One’s The Trip to Greece, airing on 3rd March at 10pm.