Channel 4 has commissioned a new season of Flowers.
Starring Olivia Colman (Broadchurch) and Julian Barratt (The Mighty Boosh), Will Sharpe’s acclaimed comedy series launched over five consecutive nights on Channel 4 earlier this year.
Flowers will return for six new 30-minute episodes, in association with US comedy streaming channel Seeso.
The first season introduced the world to the eccentric Flowers family – Maurice, Deborah and the twins – and was praised for its startling originality and seamless shifts from the profane to the profound in an ostensibly traditional family sitcom setting.
Deputy Head of Comedy Nerys Evans commented: “Covering deeply complex issues like fidelity, mental health, sexuality and fraying family bonds, Will Sharpe’s hilariously awkward and heart-breaking show offers another unmissable look at the Flowers’ messed up world. Will’s scripts and the show’s perfect cast are so brilliant at making you wail with laughter one minute, and well up the next. I couldn’t be more excited for the family’s return to Channel 4.”
Executive producer Naomi de Pear added: “There’s so much more pain and silliness to mine in the lives of the Flower family. I feel very lucky to be plotting the next era of tragicomedy for this dysfunctional and soulful bunch with the ridiculously poly-talented visionary Will Sharpe. And proud that it will be the first production I make at my new label.”
The official synopsis for Season 2 reads: “Deborah (Olivia Colman) and Maurice (Julian Barratt) are looking at a new era of their marriage and whether they can survive the challenges laid bare in Season 1; Maurice’s suicide attempt, Deborah’s infidelity, their grown-up twins’ inheritance of their parents’ emotional foibles.
“For Season 2, the Flowers’ twins Donald (Daniel Rigby) and Amy (Sophia di Martino) – whose arrested development was a major part of Season 1 – are now forging their own futures amongst the fallout of their parent’s complicated love and their own new enterprises. Meanwhile, Shun’s unofficial role as Flowers factotum grows ever more convoluted.
“Can they survive the next chapter of romantically and mentally epic challenges in the spiral that promises to plague the generations of the Flowers family?”
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