BBC Three is returning to Successville. The channel, which barring a last minute U-turn is set to cease operation as a linear channel and become an online service, has renewed their hit hybrid comedy Murder In Successville for a second season, TVWise has learned.
From Tiger Aspect Productions, comedy series is set in Successville, a fictional town brimming with celebrities. Unfortunately, it is also a surreal place that has a high incidence of celebrity homicide. In each episode, Detective Inspector Sleet must close the latest murder case, with the assistance of a real celebrity guest sidekick.
Tom Davis is returning as Detective Inspector Sleet, while the “celebrities” featured as residents of Successville will once again be played by a range of actors including Tom Stourton, Frances Barber and Cariad Lloyd. Real life celebrity sidekicks will also appear. “I’m over the moon to be heading back to Successville and I would like to thank the BBC for embracing the madness of the show”, said Davis.
“BBC Three will always be home to the best British creative ideas and talent and Murder In Successville is no exception”, BBC Three Controller Damian Kavanaugh said in a statement released today. “The guys were amazing in the first series and I am sure we will have celebs knocking down our door to get under DI Sleet this time. Let’s go solve a crime!”
“It’s amazing to have another chance at murder most people only get one stab at it”, said Tiger Aspect’s Head of Comedy Entertainment Andy Brereton, who serves as an executive producer alongside BBC Three Commissioning Editor Ed Sleeman. “Will the sidekicks feel the heat when they join DI Sleet on the beat? Or can they call upon the science of deduction to solve a Murder in Successville? Let’s go solve a crime”.