Dave is sticking with Yianni Charalambous. The UKTV owned and operated channel has renewed his car series Yianni: Supercar Customiser for a second season.
The renewal, which is for twenty episodes, comes after the first season attracted just shy of half a million viewers and ranked as one of the most-watched series on streaming service UKTV Play in 2018.
Yianni: Supercar Customiser sees celebrity car wrapper Charalambous – whose list of top clients include Harry Styles, Sergio Aguero and Gordon Ramsay – manage a busy garage full of big personalities and ensure that the luxurious cars, supercars and SUVs that roll into his place are wrapped and converted to perfection and leave looking impeccable.
“I had a fantastic time filming series one and am so excited to be back for a second series on Dave”, Yianni said in a statement. “I like to push myself when working on projects and series one went down so well I need series two to be even better. It’s shaping up to include more extraordinary cars being transformed by my wonderful team. I can’t wait for everyone to see the results!”
The second season was commissioned by UKTV’s Deputy Director of Commissioning Hilary Rosen and ordered by UKTV’s Director of Commissioning Richard Watsham and Genre Manager for Comedy and Entertainment Steve North. Yianni: Supercar Customiser is produced by Barcroft Productions, with Peter Wyles serving as the executive producer. “Yianni’s infectious personality has resonated with a whole new audience on Dave, while also giving his own loyal followers an opportunity to see much more of him”, Wyles said. “The new series will feature great new characters and stories, a bunch of familiar faces and a host of celebrities.”
With today’s renewal, Yianni: Supercar Customiser joins an ever expanding slate of successful returning originals for Dave. The channel has also handed out renewals to a range of shows including: Dara O Briain’s Go 8 Bit, Taskmaster, Unspun With Matt Forde, Zapped and Porters. The channel has also recently commissioned Beat The Internet With John Robins and teamed with the BBC and FMI under a unique model for a Steve Backshall fronted adventure series.