Romesh Ranganathan is returning to Dave. The UKTV owned and operated channel has renewed their Ranganathan fronted series Judge Romesh for a second season. Twelve episodes have been ordered for season two, up from the ten episode order for season one.
Judge Romesh sees the comedian take control in a courtroom and his decree is final, making barely informed decisions on trivial real-life disputes. Helping the judge on each case are his trusty bailiff Tom Davis and court clerk Jessica Knappett.
The renewal comes after the show’s first season attracted an audience of 3.7million viewers. “It is great to be able to do a second series of Judge Romesh”, Romesh Ranganathan said in a statement. “Some may think it’s because it’s an easy job, the money’s good and I’m working with mates, but the truth is I’m purely motivated by helping people with the problems that they, for some reason, believe to be important.”
The show’s second season was commissioned by UKTV’s Commissioning Editor Joe McVey and ordered by UKTV’s Director of Commissioning Richard Watsham and Dave Channel Director Luke Hales. Judge Romesh is produced by Hungry Bear Media. Adam Hutchinson is the series producer, while Ollie Bartlett is the director. Dan Baldwin and Andy Price are the executive producers.
While Dan Baldwin, Managing Director of Hungry Bear Media, added: “Hungry Bear are absolutely delighted that Dave have ordered Judge Romesh to return for another (extended) series. Expect more cases, more controversial verdicts, more arguments, more laughs and far less patience from Romesh. If there is something that is certain, it’s this: A judge has never been more marginally bothered about finding some sort of justice. Ever.”