Damon Beesley’s BBC Two comedy White Gold will return for a six-episode second series in 2018, it has been confirmed.
The series, which premiered back in May, was a big success on BBC iPlayer reaching double the average 16-34 audience for something on the channel. White Gold’s online performance has likely contributed to the decision to bring it back for another run next year.
“It’s both an honour and a pleasure to be working with the BBC again on a second series of White Gold,” said writer/director Damon Beesley. “I like to think of it as selling them a series two conservatory to go with their series one patio doors. I’m especially looking forward to watching reruns of Top of the Pops ‘85 for ‘research’.”
Starring Ed Westwick (Gossip Girl), Joe Thomas and James Buckley (The Inbetweeners), the show follows three notoriously corrupt double glazing salesmen in Essex.
Shane Allen, controller of comedy commissioning at BBC, said: “Vincent Swan charms his way back on screen alongside this outstanding ensemble cast for another series. The reaction to the first series has been terrific, with an enormous audience boost from the iPlayer box set release.
“In series two, the swindles spread abroad to cover the Spanish timeshare apartment gold rush. Expect to see Ed Westwick in some tight swimming trunks.”
“I am delighted White Gold is returning to BBC Two next year,” added BBC Two controller Patrick Holland. “The first series was a great new tone on the channel and I can’t wait for the audience to see where Vince’s schemes and capers take us next time.”