Sky returns up North for a second series of Brassic.
Brassic, Sky One’s edgy new comedy drama, has been commissioned for a second series in advance of the linear playout of series one, which starts tonight at 9pm but is already available in full on demand.
“We all feel truly blessed to have a second series. I wouldn’t know how to thank Sky for having our back like they have. There’s definitely no second album syndrome and I’m confident series two is going to be even better than series one.” – Joseph Gilgun
The dramedy, co-created by Joseph Gilgun and Danny Brocklehurst, follows the antics of a gang of inseparable mates as they thieve, bribe and joyride their way through life. Central to the errant group are best friends Vinnie (Joe Gilgun) and Dylan (Damien Molony) whose relationship is put under threat by Dylan’s girlfriend Erin’s (Michelle Keegan) plans to leave town and start a new life for herself and her kid, Tyler.
The second series will see all of the members of Vinnie’s gang of friends reunite for even bigger and bolder misadventures around the fictitious rural Lancashire town of Hawley.
Joining Gilgun, Molony and Keegan in featuring in further episodes are champion kebab scoffer Cardi (Tom Hanson), Ash (Aaron Heffernan), the son of a family of fighting Travellers, the sexually liberated Tommo (Ryan Sampson), and garage proprietor JJ (Parth Thakerar).
Series two will also see new faces join the cast including John Thomson (Cold Feet) and Bill Paterson (Fleabag) as well as the return of Dominic West as Vinnie’s blundering GP. It will pick up with the friends a few months after the events that take place in the finale of series one.
“It’s a rare privilege to be gifted a second series before the first has aired. This recommission shows the amazing love and support Sky have given Brassic. We are all thrilled to be continuing the journey of Vinnie, Erin and the gang… and the plans we have for the second series are bigger, bolder and even more outrageous.” – Danny Brocklehurst, Co-creator and Writer
The Sky original is produced by Calamity Films. Production is scheduled to begin on the second run in Manchester’s Sharp Project and on location in the North of England this September.