Channel 4 has revealed Robert Webb and David Mitchell (pictured) will return in Back series 2
Back series 2 was originally announced several years ago (see our piece here). The series follows Stephen (Mitchell) as he tries to follow in his recently deceased father’s footsteps and take over the family business, but his plans are foiled by the unexpected return of his estranged foster brother, Andrew (Webb). Supporting cast include Penny Downie, Louise Brealey, Olivia Poulet, Geoffrey McGivern, Jessica Gunning, John MacMillan, Matthew Holness and Oliver Maltman. The delay has been as a consequence of health problems suffered by Robert Webb — we now trust all is well. Further delays (like many projects) have been down to the pandemic.
The series will consist of six episodes, starting on January 21. Speaking in 2017, Robert Mitchell said:
I’m so pleased Channel 4 have given their backing to bringing Back back for a second series. I look back on Back series one with tremendous pride and can’t wait to be back working with the whole Back pack when we’re all back together making Back.