Jerk — filming starts on new series of BBC Three comedy

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Tim Renkow starts filming Jerk today, back for a second series and shooting in South East London

Jerk is a black comedy that revolves around the character of Tim (played by Renkow), a man who uses the fact that he has cerebral palsy to try and get away with anything. Tim makes people feel uncomfortable. He knows that because he does it on purpose. But that’s his problem, time spent taking aim at small targets means he constantly misses out on life’s bigger prizes.

Co-creator, co-writer, associate producer and star of Jerk, Tim Renkow, says:

“We’re back! I can’t wait to get back to work, see everyone and contribute to the fall of western society.”

Series two will be co-written by Tim Renkow (Funny Festival Live, Bobby and Harriet Get Married) and Shaun Pye (There She Goes, Frankie Boyle’s New World Order). Returning to star alongside Tim in series two is the Academy Award and Emmy-nominated actor Lorraine Bracco (The Sopranos, Goodfellas), Sharon Rooney (Dumbo, My Mad Fat Diary) and Rob Madin (Man Like Mobeen, Carters Get Rich).

We assume filming will complete around summer time, and we may yet get Jerk on our screen later this year or early 2022. We’ll keep you updated.

You can read the full announcement courtesy of the BBC Press site.