The broadcaster will air a second outing of the critically-acclaimed sitcom Back next year.

“I’m so pleased Channel 4 have given their backing to bringing Back back for a second series. I look back on Back series one with tremendous pride and can’t wait to be back working with the whole Back pack when we’re all back together making Back.” – David Mitchell

Channel 4 has confirmed a second series of the sitcom Back which comes to the network from Emmy-award winning Simon Blackwell and stars, of course, David Mitchell and Robert Webb.

The series follows Stephen (Mitchell) as he tries to follow in his recently deceased father’s footsteps and take over the family business, but his plans are foiled by the unexpected return of his estranged foster brother, Andrew (Webb).

The first series of Back, Channel 4 note, attracted an average consolidated audience of 1 million viewers per episode. The series outperformed Channel 4’s slot average for share of its key demographics of 16-34 year olds (+28%) and ABC1s (+21%). The launch episode was the most successful Channel 4 comedy debut in over a year and the series is the best performing new comedy on All 4 in 5 years.

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