E4 Sets January UK Premiere Date For Season 2 Of Gaming Comedy ‘Dead Pixels’

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13 Jan 21

E4 Sets January UK Premiere Date For Season 2 Of Gaming Comedy ‘Dead Pixels’

It’s time to head back to the world of Kingdom Scrolls, as E4 announces a January premiere date for Dead Pixels Season 2.

‘Dead Pixels’ follows three friends, Meg (Alexa Davies – ‘Detectorists’, ‘Harlots’), Nicky (Will Merrick – ‘Poldark’) and Usman (Sargon Yelda – ‘Strike’) who play Kingdom Scrolls, the popular online role-playing fantasy game, set in a magical world of wizards, orcs and wyverns. They are committed to the game. Because in the end, what’s more important – playing badminton with your flatmate Alison (Charlotte Ritchie – ‘Call the Midwife’), or defending Castle Blackfinger from marauding orcs? For Meg, Nicky and Usman it’s no contest, the castle comes first.

Season 2 opens with the arrival of a new expansion for Kingdom Scrolls, but their excitement is quickly quashed when they discover that the game they love so much has been commercialised and overrun by a younger generation of players. Meg starts to wonder whether it’s time for her to grow up and move on, Usman goes to increasing extremes to hide his gaming from his wife, and Nicky falls for a girl online who he invites to come and stay. Which definitely doesn’t cause any issues between him and Meg, because they definitely don’t have feelings for each other…

‘Dead Pixels’ comes from writer Jon Brown (‘Loaded’, ‘Fresh Meat’, ‘Veep’) and is produced by Tanya Qureshi. Jamie Jay Johnson directs, whilst Various Artists Limited serves as the production company.

Dead Pixels‘ Season 2 premieres Tuesday, 26th January 2021 at 10pm with a double-bill on E4.