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BBC Three orders second series of Leeds coming-of-age comedy Ladhood


BBC Three has ordered a second series of Ladhood, the Leeds-based coming-of-age comedy from Bafta-nominated writer, actor and comedian Liam Williams.

Adapted from his original BBC Radio 4 series, Ladhood straddles two timelines as Williams explores the roots of modern-day masculinity, by delving into the memories of his own misspent adolescence in the Leeds suburb of Garforth during the early noughties.

Ladhood launched in December 2019 on BBC Three and BBC iPlayer with a slot on BBC One in January 2020.

Williams said: “I’m excited and honoured to have another chance to work with a tremendously talented cast and crew in giving my own grubby memories far more gravitas than they deserve.”

Shane Allen, Controller of Comedy Commissioning, added: “Ladhood has a terrific concept which audiences have found really engaging. Liam’s deft writing manages to both excoriate and celebrate the trials and tribulations of those formative late teen years as he traces back the roots of the person he then became in adulthood. With a superb cast and a soundtrack to boot, this keeps the BBC Three comedy flame burning brighter than ever.”

Ladhood is a BBC Studios production, produced by Joe Nunnery, directed by Jonathan Schey and executive produced by Gareth Edwards. Willliams wrote, starred in and was an associate producer on the series.

A second 6×25′ series will begin filming later this year. The series is commissioned by Shane Allen, Controller of Comedy Commissioning and Fiona Campbell, Controller of BBC Three.

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