‘Yonderland’ returns for more family friendly adventures
Sky 1 has re-commissioned hit family comedy series, Yonderland for a second series.
The series, created, written by and starring Mathew Baynton, Simon Farnaby, Martha Howe-Douglas, Jim Howick, Laurence Rickard and Ben Willbond, follows the adventures of mum, aka The Chosen One, Debbie Maddox (Martha Howe-Douglas) who at the end of series one, rescued Elf and Nick the Stick from try-hard overlord Negatus’ lair and came face to face for the first time with his boss, the evil Imperatrix.
Series two will see Debbie fighting an increasingly hard battle to keep her family life and her job as world saver separate.
As husband Peter’s (Dan Skinner) paranoia about strange goings on in the kitchen cupboard grows, Imperatrix intensifies her efforts to rid the realm of the final obstacle to total domination: Debbie of Maddox (the ‘of’ is optional). And all this while Debbie is being endlessly called upon by the Council of Elders to help them with tasks that reach well beyond her Chosen One remit.
Adam MacDonald, Director of Sky 1, said: “We are incredibly proud to be able to bring Yonderland back for a second joyful series. The show epitomises Sky 1, it is a brilliantly creative, cheeky, laugh-out-loud show that the whole family can relish”.
Juliette Howell, Head of Television, Working Title Television commented: “It’s fantastic to be returning to Yonderland with our wonderfully creative, funny and talented team. It has been such a treat revisiting our favourite characters and seeing new ones emerge. We can’t wait for the audience to have a chance to enjoy them as well.”
Yonderland will be produced by Imogen Cooper for Working Title Television. The puppets in the series are by Baker Coogan. The executive producers are Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner and Juliette Howell, and Lucy Lumsden for Sky. Steve Connelly will direct the series.
The second series of Yonderland will commence filming this autumn with the series set to return to Sky 1 in 2015.