Channel 4 has renewed Rufus Jones’ Syrian refugee comedy Home for a second season. The show’s second season was commissioned by Channel 4’s Head of Comedy Fiona McDermott and Commissioning Executive Laura Riseam.
Created by Rufus Jones, Home follows the experience of Sami, a Syrian refugee who enters Britain illegally to claim asylum. Living in with Peter, Katy and John, Sami and his adoptive family discover and come to terms with what a home really means. The comedy series, which was initally piloted as a Blap, is produced by Jantaculum and Channel X and stars Rufus Jones, Rebekah Staton, Oaklee Pendergast and Youssef Kerkour.
“Home is such a special show. It takes on some pretty big, often bewildering issues and makes them accessible, human and incredibly funny”, said Channel 4’s Head of Comedy Fiona McDermott. “That it manages to be both audacious and tender in the process speaks volumes for the deft talents of Rufus and the whole cast and crew. We couldn’t be prouder to bring this timely and quietly powerful show back.” Jones is penning the scripts for season two, which is directed by David Sant. The executive producers are Alan Marke and Jim Reid.
“I’m absolutely made up that Channel 4 have allowed us to continue charting Sami’s journey through our quite operatically dysfunctional society”, added Rufus Jones. “Sami will strap on his sandals and show us more of what makes our country ridiculous, tough and – just occasionally – great. That’s all the information I can give you right now. The response to Series 1 has been rather overwhelming and – on a personal note – the chance to work with Adam Tandy, David Sant, Rebekah, Oaklee and Youssef again is a dream come true. Yalla!”