Mackenzie Crook and Toby Jones have started shooting the new season of BBC Four’s comedy Detectorists.
Written and directed by Crook, six new episodes and a one-off Christmas special will be filmed in Suffolk, Essex and London this summer.
Detectorists launched last October and follows the relationship between two friends who share a passion for metal detecting. The first season won a Bafta Television Craft Award for Comedy Writing and another Bafta Television Award for Best Scripted Comedy.
Mackenzie Crook commented: “To be back in Suffolk filming in the glorious English countryside for a second summer is more than I could have hoped for. I’m thrilled that people warmed to the first series of Detectorists and I can’t wait to show them the next instalment.”
Executive producer Kristian Smith added: “Andy and Lance already feel like two old friends, and we can’t wait to welcome them, and all of the other beautifully eccentric characters, back to BBC Four. The prodigious Mr Crook has done it again; we have six brand new episodes full of the same wit, charm and captivating storytelling that we saw in series one. Audiences will also be treated to an extra helping, with a wonderful Christmas Special.”
The cast also includes Rachael Stirling (The Bletchley Circle) and Aimee Ffion-Edwards (Luther).
Season 2 will air on BBC Four later this year.
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