Sky Renews ‘Brassic’ For Season 2 As Season 1 Premieres Today
Sky One has handed a 2nd Season order to new comedy-drama ‘Brassic‘ ahead of the premiere of the Season 1 today, with all episodes available on Sky On Demand and NOW TV for your binge-watching pleasure!
Co-created by Joseph Gilgun and BAFTA-winning writer Danny Brocklehurst, ‘Brassic’ follows a group of working-class friends finding unconventional ways to win at life in northern suburbia.
Vinnie (Joe Gilgun – ‘This is England, ‘Preacher’), a Lancashire lad with bipolar disorder, and Dylan (Damien Molony – ‘Ripper Street’), his razor-smart best mate, are inseparable and utterly co-dependent. They’ve hardly spent a day apart since birth. But Dylan’s girlfriend Erin (Michelle Keegan – ‘Our Girl’) might just shake things up for good with her plans to leave town and start a new life for herself and her kid, Tyler.
Dylan is faced with the impossible decision between a fresh start with the love of his life or staying behind with his inseparable gang of mates that he can’t live without. This gang includes: Cardi (Tom Hanson), champion kebab eater and total liability; Ash (Aaron Heffernan), the son of a family of fighting Travellers whose fists can get them out of most kinds of trouble; Tommo (Ryan Sampson), the most sexually liberated man in Britain who doesn’t care what people think; and JJ (Parth Thakerar), a sharp entrepreneur who runs a garage (with a lucrative sideline in stolen cars).
These lads have dealt, scammed, bribed and conned their way through adolescence, but now, on the brink of adulthood, their dealing and stealing is catching up with them and a whole load of trouble is heading their way. Like a carefully stacked tower of cards, what happens if one of them is knocked down or, worse, removed from the pack entirely?
“I know when our viewers binge on the first series of Brassic, they too will fall in love with the world and the characters that Joe Gilgun and Danny Brocklehurst have created,” comments Jon Mountague, Director of Comedy, Sky Studios. “You can laugh and empathise with every single one of them and you will want to be part of Vinnie’s gang. The show leaves you wanting more, so that’s why we had to order a second series of Brassic before it’s started!”
Despite only being released today, the first series of Brassic has already gained widespread acclaim in the press. Season 2 will see new faces join the cast including John Thomson (‘Cold Feet’) and Bill Paterson (‘Fleabag’) as well as the return of Dominic West as Vinnie’s blundering GP. It will pick up with the friends a few months after the events that took place in the finale of Season 1.
“We all feel truly blessed to have a second series. I wouldn’t know how to thank Sky for having our back like they have. There’s definitely no second album syndrome and I’m confident series two is going to be even better than series one,” said Joseph Gilgun, co-creator of Brassic.
‘Brassic‘ Season 1 premieres today – Thursday, 22nd August 2019 at 10pm – on Sky One, with all episodes available via Sky On Demand & NOW TV.
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