BBC2 Commissions ‘Rev’ Series 3

Multi-award winning sitcom, ‘Rev’ to return for a third series

Tom Hollander is to reprise his role as ‘Rev’ for a third series of the multi-award winning sitcom for BBC Two.

Co-created by Hollander who plays Rev. Adam Smallbone, the series also stars award-winning actress Olivia Colman as Rev’s wife, Alex Smallbone.

Controller of BBC Two, Janice Hadlow, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to have Rev back on the channel.  It’s one of the real comedy jewels in BBC Two’s crown.”

Chief Executive of Big Talk Productions, Kenton Allen, added: “Such is the brilliance of the Rev cast that getting everyone back together for further adventures is always challenging. But I’m delighted that we’ve managed to get Adam and his congregation back into Church for what I hope will be an extraordinary third season of a show that is extremely special for all those involved.”

Big Talk Productions will produce the third series with Co-creator James Wood will once again be returning as the lead writer on the series, with multi-award winning Peep Show creator Sam Bain returning as script editor. Hannah Pescod will continue her involvement in the series alongside Kenton AllenChris Sussman is BBC Executive Producer.

Debuting with 2.2 million viewers on BBC Two, Rev has gone on to won Best Sitcom at the 2011 BAFTA awards and Best Comedy at the South Bank Award 2010. At the 38th annual Broadcasting Press Guild Awards it took home Best Comedy/Entertainment, the writer’s award for Tom Hollander and James Wood, and two awards for Olivia Colman, (Best Actress and the Breakthrough Award), for her role as Alex Smallbone.

Development for the new series of ‘Rev’ will start this year, and begin shooting in Autumn 2013 for transmission in 2014.

Read our feature on ‘Rev’.