BBC Three orders third season of comedy ‘Witless’

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Witless will return to BBC Three for another season.

Written by Lloyd Woolf and Joe Tucker, the hit comedy stars Kerry Howard (Him And Her) and Zoe Boyle (Downton Abbey) as flatmates Leanne and Rhona, whose lives are thrown into disarray after witnessing a gangland shooting.

Witless launched in April 2016 and a second season premiered on BBC Three last month.

Kerry Howard commented: “Beyond thrilled that Witless has a third series! It’s so wonderful to be a part of such a talented team on this dynamic show. I thought I could second guess our writers but I literally don’t have a clue where they will take the troublesome double-act that is Leanne and Rhona, I just pray they don’t kill us off! It’s amazing to get a hat-trick and I’m so grateful to BBC Three for putting their faith in this show and letting us grow.”

Shane Allen, Controller of Comedy Commissioning added: “Witless is the dream BBC Three sitcom – a whip smart concept, knockout funny writing, the dream double-act in Kerry and Zoe, a cast that launches new talents in a big way and highly ambitious direction. It’s got the lot.”

Allen also appeared to confirm that the new season will be the show’s last: “Here’s to going out on an adrenaline high.”

Comprising five new 25-minute episodes, Season 3 will continue to ramp things up with Leanne and Rhona getting closer to the end of their ordeal – but whether they make it out unscathed remains to be seen.

Season 1 and Season 2 are available to watch on BBC iPlayer now.

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