Channel 4 has renewed their comedy series Man Down, created by and starring Greg Davies, for a third season TVWise has learned. Six episodes have been ordered for the show’s third season, which is expected to air in 2016.
Man Down revolves around Dan a childish idiot trapped in an adults life. Dan has crushing character flaws, an unwanted teaching job, uniquely dysfunctional friends and a wilfully insane Dad, who all conspire to keep this Man down. The comedy series is produced by Avalon Television and stars Greg Davies, Roisin Conaty, Mike Wozniak, Jeany Spark and Gwyneth Powell.
“I’m so thrilled that Channel 4 want me to spend the next sixth months locked in my home crying over a keyboard in my pants”, said Man Down creator and star Greg Davies. “The characters in Man Down series three are really going to pay for their generosity…”
Season two of comedy, which was delayed somewhat by the untimely death of Rik Mayall as he was set for a more prominent role going forward, drew strong reviews and solid ratings. Across the six episodes, the show averaged an audience of some 1.5 million viewers, down ever so lightly on the average audience for the shows first season back in 2013. Man Down is executive produced by James Taylor, Richard Allen-Turner and Jon Thoday
“We’re delighted to have Greg back with the Man Down team”, added Channel 4’s Deputy Head of Comedy Nerys Evans, who commissioned the third season. “We are in awe of quite how many utterly humiliating situations he’s willing to put himself through for the love of comedy. But we’re definitely in no mood to ask him to stop!”