Irish actress, writer and producer Sharon Horgan has been chatting about the second series of Motherland, the BBC comedy show she wrote with Holly Walsh, Graham Linehan and Helen Linehan. Motherland series 1 launched in November 2017, and Motherland series 2 was ordered last week.
“We definitely want to get a few more mums in there”, Horgan teased, in a new interview. “We represented as many types without them feeling like types as we could [in series 1], but I think there’s more out there to explore and so many great comedy actresses to play those roles as well. It’s like being a kid with a bunch of toys, it’s the best thing ever.”
On the less enthusiastic side of the plate, Horgan did admit that bringing the Motherland writing team together is “a bit of a logistical nightmare because there’s quite a few writers on it so just getting us together and available at the same time but we’re working it out, for sure”.
Here’s hoping that Horgan, Walsh and the Linehans can get together and get the Motherland series 2 scripts finished as soon as possible. There is no word yet on a release date for Motherland series 2, but we’re hoping it’s sooner rather than later.