Series 1 of the comedy launched in September 2012, starring US comedican Andy Samberg as the titular Cuckoo, alongside Greg Davies (The Inbetweeners) and Helen Baxendale (Cold Feet).
Lautner will replace Samberg as a “mysterious young stranger”.
Cuckoo was the biggest comedy launch in BBC Three’s history and was also nominated for two British Comedy Awards, as well as Davies’ nomination for Best Male Comedy Performance at the BAFTAs.
The official synopsis for Series 2 reads: “Shortly after renewing their wedding vows, Cuckoo (Andy Samberg) flew the coop to continue researching his book. While on walkabout in the foothills of the Himalayas, he went missing… eventually presumed dead. It’s now two years since his disappearance and life in the Thompson family house is only just getting back to normal. Ken (Greg Davies) and Lorna (Helen Baxendale) are looking forward to a future without the kids under their feet.
“Dylan (Outnumbered‘s Tyger Drew-Honey) is about to go to university and Rachel (Tamla Kari) is rebuilding her life with her new boyfriend, a nice-but-dull lawyer, Ben. Despite appearances, Cuckoo’s absence is still felt – not least by his young widow, Rachel. Everyone worries she’s lost her mojo since the tragic events in Asia. This fragile equilibrium is well and truly shattered when a handsome and mysterious young stranger (Taylor Lautner) appears in Lichfield, looking for the man who found fame and philosophy in the simplest of hot snacks: the jack-et po-ta-to.”
Zai Bennett, Controller, BBC Three commented: “Cuckoo was one of BBC Three’s most stand out comedies, so I’m delighted to welcome it back with the addition of superstar Taylor Lautner joining the critically acclaimed Greg Davies and an outstanding British comedy cast for what will be one of the comedy treats of the year.”
Executive producer Ash Atalla added: “Cuckoo is one of my favourite shows I’ve ever been involved in. We can’t wait to come back bigger and better.”
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