It’s been confirmed today that W1A will be back for a brand new season later this year.
Written and directed by creator John Morton, six new 30-minute episodes will begin filming next month.
The official synopsis reads: “The BBC’s Head of Values, Ian Fletcher (Hugh Bonneville), is once again throwing open the revolving doors to New Broadcasting House to allow cameras to film series three of W1A.
“The cameras will be following Ian and his team during and post Charter Renewal reacting to the BBC’s new mission statement of doing More Of Less, which as Anna Rampton (Sarah Parish), Head of Output, describes as being about “Putting what we do best front and centre and about identifying better ways of doing less of it more.”
Shane Allen, Controller, Comedy Commissioning, commented: “It’s commendable that the team are able to increase the funniness of this series by 20-25% year on year with just 54% of the original budget. This beautifully crafted series provides the answer to the age old phrase: ‘If these walls could speak’, in our case it turns out they’d talk bollocks.”
Chris Sussman, Head of Comedy, BBC Studios, added: “Good communication is one of the cornerstones of the BBC, and I’m extremely pleased to be finding out about this series via this press release.”
A follow-up to BBC Four comedy series Twenty Twelve, W1A launched on BBC Two in March 2014 and stars Hugh Bonneville, Jessica Hynes, Sarah Parish, Jason Watkins, Monica Dolan and Nina Sosanya.
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