BBC Three’s comedy series Uncle has been renewed for a second season. The Nick Helm fronted comedy is set to return next year for a further 6 episodes. The BBC has also announced that, in a bid to attract more eyeballs to the comedy, the first season of Uncle will also be repeated on BBC One later this year.
Created by Oliver Refson, Uncle follows Andy, a dissolute out-of work musician who forges an unlikely alliance with his 11-year-old nephew after being morally blackmailed into looking after him by his chaotic sister Sam. Not a natural with either kids or responsibility, Andy tries to keep his new charge out of trouble whilst being knee deep in it himself. The comedy series is produced by Baby Cow Productions and stars Nick Helm, Elliot Speller-Gillot and Daisy Haggard.
“I am gobsmacked that I have finally been involved in something that people like enough to warrant the need for more of it”, said series star Nick Helm. “I am looking forward to working with all the cast and crew again as making the first series was genuinely one of the most fun experiences I’ve ever had whilst still legitimately being able to call it work.”
Shane Allen, the BBC’s Controller of Comedy Commissioning, commented: “Oli’s often edgy yet warm-hearted comedy, along with Nick and Elliot’s unique chemistry, have proved an instant hit with the audience and critics alike. We’re thrilled to have this wayward relative in the BBC Three family.”
While Henry Normal, Managing Director of Baby Cow Productions, added: “You have to give respect to the BBC for taking a leap of faith on this show. It’s a brave and different commission for BBC Three comedy. Together we have an exceptional team in front and behind camera. I love