Michael Sheen/David Tennant Brilliant Comedy ‘Staged’ Will Return For Season 2
The BBC has announced some excellent news that the brilliant Michael Sheen/David Tennant (or David Tennant/Michael Sheen) comedy ‘Staged‘ will return for a 2nd Season!
The first season starred Sheen and Tennant playing versions of themselves who are furloughed when their upcoming West End production is suddenly brought to a halt. The series followed the cast as they try their best to keep the rehearsals on track in lockdown via Zoom calls.
The new series sees the pair attempt to navigate their ‘new normal’ at home with their increasingly exasperated families whilst simultaneously trying to tackle the world of ‘virtual Hollywood’ and their ever more fragile egos. The series hopes to capture our shared feelings of frustration and confusion at a world not quite ready to re-open. Moments that promise normality dashed before they can take hold. The tantalising prospect of comfort kept at bay.
“It’s been so great to see how much people enjoyed the first series. Seemed like the laughs were much appreciated,” comments Sheen. “It made us really excited about taking it further and going in some surprising and hopefully enjoyable directions this time.”
Also returning for the new series are Georgia Tennant, Anna Lundberg and Lucy Eaton alongside Nina Sosanya and Simon Evans with new addition to the regular cast Primetime Emmy-winner Ben Schwartz (‘Parks and Recreation’, ‘Space Force’), playing the assistant to Michael and David’s American agent.
“The prospect of getting my husband back into employment alongside the divine Ben Schwartz and the hairy, Welsh legend that is Michael Sheen all makes me very happy to be back for series two!” adds Georgia Tennant.
Following on from the hilarious surprise appearances in series one from Judi Dench and Samuel L Jackson, this season will again see the regulars joined in their virtual hell by a whole host of unexpected guests.
Created by Simon Evans and Phin Glynn, ‘Staged’ is written and directed by Evans and is an Infinity Hill/GCB Films/No Mystery production for BBC One. It was commissioned by Charlotte Moore, BBC Chief Content Officer. The producers are Phin Glynn, Victor Glynn and Georgia Tennant. David Tennant and Michael Sheen are also executive producers of the series. Executive Producers for Infinity Hill are Axel Kuschevatzky and Cindy Teperman and for GCB, Geoff Iles.
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