After protracted negotiations between BBC Two and Big Talk Productions, the broadcaster has renewed comedy series Rev. for a third season of six episodes. Production on the show’s third season is due to commence this autumn for a 2014 premiere.
Rev. was created by Tom Hollander and James Woods and follows a Vicar who is relocated from a rural parish to an inner-city church where he must tend to his flock, which includes drug addicts, genuine believers and the homeless. The comedy series stars Tom Hollander as Reverend Adam Smallbone, Olivia Colman as Alex Smallbone, Miles Jupp as Nigel McCall, Steve Evets as Colin Lambert, Ellen Thomas as Adoha Onyeka and Simon McBurney as Archdeacon Robert. Rev. is produced by Big Talk Productions with James Wood serving as head writer and Hannah Pescod, Kenton Allen & Chris Sussman serving as executive producers.
Speaking of the renewal, Janice Hadlow, Controller of BBC Two, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to have Rev. back on the channel. It’s one of the real comedy jewels in BBC Two’s crown.”
While Kenton Allen, Chief Executive of Big Talk Productions, added: “Such is the brilliance of the Rev cast that getting everyone back together for further adventures is always challenging. But I’m delighted that we’ve managed to get Adam and his congregation back into Church for what I hope will be an extraordinary 3rd season of a show that is extremely special for all those involved.”
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