Sky original Brassic, the comedy drama co-created by Joseph Gilgun and BAFTA-winning writer Danny Brocklehurst, returns for a second series next month,with all episodes available from May 7th on Sky One and on streaming service NOW TV.
The first series of Brassic was the best performing launch for a Sky original comedy in seven years. Series two picks up with the gang of friends just a few months later and sees them reunite for even bigger and bolder misadventures around the fictious rural Lancashire town of Hawley.
Joining Gilgun as Vinnie, the returning cast includes ambitious single mum Erin (Michelle Keegan), Vinnie’s best mate Dylan (Damien Molony), champion kebab eater Cardi (Tom Hanson), Ash (Aaron Heffernan), the son of a family of fighting Travellers, the sexually liberated Tommo (Ryan Sampson), and garage owner JJ (Parth Thakerar). New faces joining the cast including John Thomson (Cold Feet) and Bill Paterson (Fleabag), as well as the return of Dominic West as Vinnie’s blundering GP.
In the first episode, Vinnie has been hiding out in his weed shed since faking his own death to escape from local gangster Terrance McCann. Tommo and Erin need his help and try to lure him out of hiding with a new business proposition and together with the lads they plot to rob a travelling circus. With the help of a disgruntled clown, Mr Popov played by John Thomson, the gang aim to make this theft a ‘roaring’ success…
The 6 x 60-minute comedy is produced by Calamity Films. It is executive produced by David Livingstone for Calamity Films and Jon Mountague for Sky. Joseph Gilgun and Danny Brocklehurst are also executive producers with Mike Noble as series producer. Saul Metzstein (Block 1) and Jon Wright (Block 2) are directing. The series was commissioned by Jon Mountague, Director of Comedy,Sky Studios and Zai Bennett, MD of Content at Sky UK & Ireland.