ITV2’s The Job Lot returning for third series

Sarah Hadland & Russell Tovey return in ITV2 comedy

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ITV2 has recommissoned job centre comedy, The Job Lot for a third series.

Returning to the Midlands set comedy is Sarah Hadland as highly strung manager Trish, and Russell Tovey as her favourite member of staff, Karl. Laura Aikman returns as deputy manager Natalie who got together with Karl at the end of series 2. The third series will see the couple find out just how difficult it is to have a relationship in front of all their colleagues, and a very demanding boss.

Horrible Angela (Jo Enright) will be back with a vengeance to continue her reign of terror on unsuspecting jobseekers, alongside security guards Janette (Angela Curran) and Paul (Martin Marquez) and terminally work-shy Bryony (Sophie McShera).

The Job Lot is a Big Talk Production written by Claire Downes, Stuart Lane and Ian Jarvis, who are joined this series by writers Rachael New and Tom Parry. Sasha Ransome will direct the series.

Angela Jain, Director of Digital Channels and Acquisitions said “The Job Lot is a brilliantly sharp comedy and we’re really pleased to have it back for a third series.  Its style of humour and wonderfully observed cast of characters fits perfectly on the channel alongside our other scripted comedies”.

Saskia Schuster, ITV’s Comedy Commissioner said “We’re really happy to bring back this delightfully warm comedy set in a Midlands job centre.  The scripts are yet again superbly written as we catch up with our favourite characters”.

The Job Lot will commence filming Spring 2015.