Two more series of BBC One’s sleeper hit show have been ordered…
Ghosts has been renewed for two further series by the Beeb. The series, created by Horrible Histories gang Mathew Baynton, Simon Farnaby, Martha Howe-Douglas, Jim Howick, Laurence Rickard and Ben Willbond, has reportedly been a smash hit on BBC iPlayer, and this led to the broadcaster committing to a double helping.
“Ghosts is a brilliant comedy from the Horrible Histories team. Episode one got 2.5 million overnight – a modest figure for a comedy – but within 28 days it had grown to 5.5 million”, the BBC’s Director of Content, Charlotte Moore, revealed. “And after six months 1.7 million iPlayer requests. That’s up there with other big comedy hits. We’ve commissioned two more series straight away.”
The Ghosts team then released their own statement on the generous renewal:
“We could not have asked for a more enthusiastic response to the show, and can’t wait to get haunting Button House once again. We’d like to thank Charlotte, Kiell, Lolly, Katy and our fantastic crew for helping us realise such a hugely ambitious project. And thanks also to everyone at Monumental and the BBC for their tireless support of what is clearly a ridiculous idea. We are already hard at work on stories for series two, and can’t wait to share them with you.”
Delighted to confirm that #BBCGhosts has indeed been recommissioned for a second AND third series. Huge thanks to Charlotte Moore and all at @BBCOne & BBC Comedy for believing in #Ghosts (so to speak). We can’t wait to get haunting again.
— Laurence Rickard (@Lazbotron) October 8, 2019
In Ghosts, a young couple called Alison and Mike inherit an old house and decide to convert it into a hotel. Unfortunately, the property’s deceased former residents have a few things to say about the prospect.