BBC3 comedy Witless commissioned for second series

Witless duo on the run for second series

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BBC Three comedy Witless has been recommissioned for a second series of five, 25-minute episodes.

Witless stars Kerry Howard (Him & Her) and Zoe Boyle (Downton Abbey) as Leanne and Rhona, two ordinary flatmates whose lives are thrown into disarray after being forced into witness protection – with a criminal gang trying to track them down. The first series ended on a cliffhanger.

Series two will kick off with the witless wonders facing their biggest scrape yet: with their Swindon ‘safe house’ no longer so safe, and unable to trust the police, Leanne and Rhona are on the run, again.

Kerry Howard says: “I’m beyond thrilled to get the chance to play the wonderfully playful puppy that is Leanne again. It’s such a pleasure to be working with everyone on this show – it has been a dream job and Zoe Boyle is a joy to work with. I cannot wait to read the scripts to see what Rhona and Leanne have to deal with this time – who knows what our mastermind writers Lloyd and Joe will come up with for this next series! They have absolutely nailed the art of a cliff-hanger. Let the drama and comedy roll on.”

Shane Allen, Controller of Comedy Commissioning, says, “Witless has proved an instant smash hit for Three. The hooky narrative, superb performances and filmic execution landed it in the sweet spot for audiences who built and grew across the run. The cliff-hanger ending makes for an equally hilarious and gripping second series.”

Objective Fiction’s CCO, Ben Farrell, adds: “We’re absolutely delighted to be continuing Leanne and Rhona’s adventures in Witless. The next five episodes will be taking the story to a new level of thrills, twists and funnies that made series one so distinct.”

Witless is produced by Objective Fiction and written by Lloyd Woolf and Joe Tucker.

Series one which aired in April/May is currently still available to watch on BBC Three via the iPlayer.