Back, starring Mitchell & Webb, earns a second series

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The hit sitcom Back is returning for another series, it’s been confirmed.

The show, written by Simon Blackwell, stars David Mitchell and Robert Webb, with the former playing Stephen, a man taking over the family pub after the death of his father. Robert Webb, however, plays his foster brother, Andrew, who unexpectedly comes back into his life. Problems ensue.

The first series picked up ratings of around a million people an episode, and that’s persuaded Channel Four to greenlight a six episode second series.

The show is set to start production again next summer, presumably with a transmission date towards the end of 2018.