Uncle, starring Nick Helm and Elliot Speller-Gillot, has been commissioned for a second series to air on BBC Three.
Series one followed the darkly comic misadventures of Andy (Helm), a dissolute, out-of work musician who forged an unlikely alliance with his 12-year-old nephew Errol (Speller-Gillot) after being morally blackmailed into looking after him by his chaotic sister Sam – all on the day Andy was planning to kill himself.
Not a natural with either kids or responsibility, he tries to keep his new charge out of trouble while often ending up knee-deep in it himself.
I am gobsmacked that I have finally been involved in something that people like enough to warrant the need for more of it. I am looking forward to working with all the cast and crew again as making the first series was genuinely one of the most fun experiences I’ve ever had whilst still legitimately being able to call it work. -Nick Helm
The first series will be repeated later in 2014 on BBC One.