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Flintoff’s Field of Dreams gets second series

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BBC has ordered a second outing for Freddie Flintoff’s Field of Dreams.

In the first series, Flintoff set off on a mission to find untapped cricketing talent in his home city of Preston. It attracted 3.3m viewers in the first 30 days as he helped transform the lives of his young recruits.

“Working with the boys was one of the most incredible experiences of my life but the work is not finished yet! I’m really pleased we’ll be continuing the hard work we have all put in, but on a much bigger scale,” said Flintoff.

The new 4-part follow-up for BBC One and iPlayer will see him undertaking another challenge with some of the original team and a handful of fresh recruits.

“‘Transformative’ is a word that’s probably overused in relation to TV shows but in his Field of Dreams series, Freddie Flintoff genuinely changed the lives of some of the boys from Preston he drafted on to the cricket team,” explained Clare Sillery, Head of Commissioning, Documentaries.

“The warmth and authenticity of the series made it a big hit with viewers, and I’m delighted that he is ready to take on the challenge of a second series and can’t wait to see how it unfolds.”

Freddie Flintoff’s Field of Dreams Series 2 (working title) was commissioned by Sillery and is being made by 591 Productions and South Shore.

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