Famalam returning for second series

BBC Three sketch show Famalam is all set to return for its second series, as the Beeb confirms that more episodes are being made. We’ve got all the info you need right here.

It has been confirmed that Vivienne Acheampong, Gbemisola Ikumelo, Samson Kayo, John MacMillan, Tom Moutchi and Roxanne Sternberg will all be returning for Famalam series 2.

The news was officially announced with this playful Twitter video…

And in an official press release, the BBC’s comedy commissioner, Shane Allen, offered this statement:

“Famalam continues that rich BBC tradition of launching the stars of tomorrow through the sketch show format. It follows the likes of Monty Python, French & Saunders, Fry & Laurie, The Fast Show, Goodness Gracious Me, The League of Gentlemen and Little Britain in bringing through exciting new talent to deliver the most pioneering and contemporary comedy that can travel in bite-size online pieces as well as working as a whole show.”

And Chris Sussman, the Beeb’s head of comedy, who also serves as an executive producer on the series, added this:

“Not only is Famalam a brilliant series, it’s also a really important one in terms of diversity – as everyone knows there aren’t enough white middle-aged Jewish executive producers in television.”

Famalam series 2 is expected to arrive in Spring 2019, and we’ll be sure to keep you updated as we hear more.

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