Roisin Conaty’s GameFace is getting a second series, Channel 4 has confirmed. The first series aired on E4 and proved to be a huge success, so GameFace series 2 will air on Channel 4 instead.
Roisin Conaty will, of course, return to the central role of struggling actress Marcella. Production will start on six new episodes in February 2019, with their broadcast expected to occur later on in the year.
Conaty said this in a statement about the GameFace renewal:
“GameFace is a show very close to my heart so I am bloody over the Moon we are getting to make another series and very grateful to Channel 4. I can’t wait to get back to whispering to myself as I type in coffee shops and the relentless dry heaving as deadlines approach.”
And Channel 4’s Fiona McDermott said this:
“Roisin goes from strength to strength and with Marcella she’s created a fantastically funny, flawed and recognisable character, one we think more viewers should have the chance to meet. We can’t wait to welcome the show back, and are thrilled that this second series will be airing on Channel 4.”
Hulu will continue to stream GameFace for American audiences. And as we hear more about GameFace series 2, we’ll be sure to let you know.