Count Arthur Strong returning for third series

Arthur & Michael return for move chaos

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BBC One comedy Count Arthur Strong has been recommissioned for a third series.

The 7×30 min series is written by Graham Linehan and the Count Arthur creator, Steve Delaney.

The critically acclaimed comedy, which also stars Rory Kinnear originally launched on BBC Two in 2013, with series 2 moving to BBC One.

In series three, Arthur still pursues his dreams of stardom no matter how much chaos he causes along the way, with Michael (Kinnear) doing his best to limit the damage to the world around them and his own sanity.

Graham Linehan comments: “Very happy to hear that Arthur, Michael and the gang will have more adventures. And we’ve got some crackers lined up for this series….”

Steve Delaney added: “I’m thrilled, delighted and humbled that BBC One have requested another series of Count Arthur Strong. Where do I sign? Quick, before they change their minds!”

Shane Allen, Controller of Comedy Commissioning for the BBC, says: “How could we resist bringing back this character-comedy masterclass which blends the joyfully daft with skilfully inventive plotting? Series two really hit its stride and the move to BBC One has brought the audience response we were hoping for. It’s a privilege to be working with these writing and performing talents at the top of their game.”

Executive Producer Richard Daws from Komedia says: “It appears Count Arthur is edging ever closer to becoming the national treasure he has always imagined he was.”

Count Arthur Strong is produced by Retort (part of FremantleMedia UK), Komedia Entertainment and Delightful Industries.

The new series will go into production and transmission in 2016.