This Way Up season 2 in the works

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Co-producers Channel 4 and Hulu are keen to work on new episodes of Aisling Bea’s series…

Channel 4 is partnering up with the American streaming service Hulu for a new season of This Way Up. Deadline confirms that Aisling Bea has been writing season 2 of the series in lockdown, and the team hopes to film it later on in 2020.

In the first season of This Way Up, Bea played Aine, a whip smart English-as-a-foreign language (TEFL) teacher trying to pull her life back together after a ‘teeny little nervous breakdown’, as her sister Shona, played by Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe, Pulling), worried, not only about her younger sibling, but also about her own life choices. The TEFL school where Aine teaches brought together a room full of characters also trying to find their own hope, direction and happiness in this messy world.

As well as Bea and Sharon Horgan, the cast includes Aasif Mandvi, Tobias Menzies, Indira Varma Sorcha Cusack , Chris Geere, Kadiff Kirwan, Ricky Grover, Ekow Quartey and Pik-Sen Lim, Todor Jordanov, Jassem Mougari and Daniela Spataru.

“After years of scripts and projects that never made it to air, this show is a bit of a dream come true, so I really bloody hope you like it,” said Bea before season 1 arrived. “Sharon and I first played sisters in a TV show that got cancelled about eight years ago and we have gone on many drunken nights out across the world together since to stay in character for this project.”