Dave has renewed their original series Jon Richardson: Ultimate Worrier for a second season. The UKTV owned and operated channel has ordered an expanded second season of ten episodes, up from the eight episodes that comprised season one.
Jon Richardson will return alongside a whole host of comedy guests, as they attempt to analyse, assess and log every single one of Jon’s many, many worries. The series is produced by Talkback (part of Fremantle). Talkback Director of Programmes Jonno Richards will executive produce alongside Kate Edmunds, Iain Coyle and Joe McVey.
The renewal comes after the Jon Richardson: Ultimate Worrier averaged 406K viewers across season one, tripling Dave’s prime-time average and making it the best new series launch since 2016. The second season was ordered by UKTV’s Director of Commissioning Richard Watsham and Genre General Manager Steve North, and commissioned by UKTV’s Head of Comedy Iain Coyle and Commissioning Editor Joe McVey.
“I’d like to thank everyone contributing to the continued destruction of the planet and all those who help us to wake up with an overwhelming sense of the futility of everything for the recommissioning of Ultimate Worrier for a second series”, Jon Richardson said in a statement. “Who’d have thought series one would have failed to fix everything. I feel sure we’ll get it this time if we all just believe.”
While Luke Hales, Channel Director for Dave, added: “The Dave viewers revelled in Jon’s many worries being played out for their pleasure and we can’t wait to give them more of what they want. I am personally looking forward to a second series based solely on Jon’s discomfort.”