C4’s ‘Bad Sugar’ and ‘I’m Spazticus‘ return for new series
Channel 4 has announced comedy series – ‘Bad Sugar’ and ‘I’m Spazticus’ will both be returning in 2013, following pilots in last month’s Funny Fortnight season.
‘Bad Sugar’, produced by Tiger Aspect Productions and written by Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong, will be based on the pilot episode which starred Julia Davis, Olivia Colman and Sharon Horgan. Centred on the dysfunctional, wealthy mining dynasty family – The Caudwells, it’s a peculiarly British take on telenovela style melodramas, played for laughs.
Writers Sam and Jesse say. “We’re looking forward to spending 2013 writing for the three funniest women in Britain, while the producers stockpile mink stoles, shoulder pads and hairspray.”
‘I’m Spazticus’, created by Zeitgeist Television, showcased an entire cast of disabled talent and the new series will again see individuals with varying disabilities pranking members of the public in a cheeky and irreverent way.
Nerys Evans, Acting Head of Comedy at Channel 4, adds: “We’re delighted to announce a series of Bad Sugar, not only with the brilliant writing talents of Sam and Jesse but also starring the country’s most ridiculously talented comedy cast. I’m Spazticus showcases some of the best disabled talent around and I’m pleased that we are going to see a second series of hilarious pranks.”