BBC Two has renewed its comedy series Hebburn for a second season of six episodes which is set to air later this year. In addition, the broadcaster has also commissioned a Christmas special for 2013. Production on the new episodes is set to commence this summer.
Based on the life of stand up comedian Jason Cook, Hebburn tells the tale of the Dixon family and their son, Jason, who has left Tyneside for the bright lights and glamour of Manchester. He’s secretly married a middle class Jewish girl, Clare, and realises that it is about time he introduced her to his family. The comedy series is produced by Channel X North & Baby Cow Manchester and stars Chris Ramsey as Jason, Kimberley Nixon as his wife Clare and Vic Reeves as Tony, Jason’s dad.
Speaking of the renewal, Jason Cook said: “I’m obviously proper over the moon about the second series. Series one was so well received that we always had hopes of getting re-commissioned but now it’s real! And having a Christmas special really is the icing on the cake; I got quite giddy when I was told we’d got that. There’s loads planned for ‘Hebburn 2.0’ and we can’t give anything away although I can say that we are finally going to find out what Winny did.”
While Kristian Smith, the BBC’s Executive Editor of Comedy Commissioning, added: “I’m thrilled that audiences have taken Hebburn to their hearts as much as we have, and delighted we’re making a second series. Jason’s creation is a brilliant piece of comedy and we’re so lucky to have such a phenomenal cast bringing it all to life.”
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