Channel 4 has picked their Olivia Colman (Broadchurch) fronted comedy series Flowers for a second season, TVWise has learned. Six episode have been ordered for season two, which is set to air in 2017. The series airs in the United States on NBCU’s comedy SVOD service Seeso.
Flowers follows an eccentric family struggling to hold themselves together. Children’s author Maurice (Julian Barratt) and music teacher Deborah (Olivia Colman) are barely together but yet to divorce. They live with Maurice’s mother, Hattie, and their twenty five year old twins Amy and Donald in a creaky, messy, crumbling old house. Daniel Rigby (Undercover), Leila Hoffman (Bad Education), Sophia di Martino (Mount Pleasant) also star.
The comedy series was created by Black Pond scribe Will Sharpe and is produced by Kudos Film & TV in association with Seeso. Naomi de Pear, who helped develop the series and just launched a label within Sister Pictures, will executive produce alongside Kudos joint-CEO Diederick Santer. Production is set to commence next year.
“Covering deeply complex issues like fidelity, mental health, sexuality and fraying family bonds, Will Sharpe’s hilariously awkward and heart-breaking show offers another unmissable look at the Flowers’ messed up world”, said Channel 4’s Deputy Head of Comedy Nerys Evans, who commissioned the second season alongside Acting Head of Comedy & Drama Phil Clarke. “Will’s scripts and the show’s perfect cast are so brilliant at making you wail with laughter one minute, and well up the next. I couldn’t be more excited for the family’s return to Channel 4.”
“Channel 4, Kudos, Seeso and Naomi de Pear have all been such supportive partners on this show and I’m very excited about working with them on another series of Flowers”, added series creator, writer and director Will Sharpe. “We are looking forward to spending time with these characters again and are already making plans about how to make the most of this opportunity to see a new chapter in their lives.”