John and Kayleigh return for more laughs
BAFTA-winning comedy Peter Kay’s Car Share returns for a second series of 4×30’ episodes in 2017, the BBC has confirmed.
Peter Kay and Sian Gibson return as colleagues John and Kayleigh who become firm friends and possibly more (ending series one with a ‘will they won’t they’ pivotal moment), when they found themselves united in their journey to work by a company car share scheme. The comedy features a soundtrack of classic songs (courtesy of fictional local radio station Forever FM).
Peter Kay says: “What a joy to be working on the second series of Car Share with the wonderful Sian Gibson. The success of the first series has been completely overwhelming.”
Car Share was the first-ever series to premiere on BBC iPlayer in its entirety before a linear transmission. The series was later transmitted on BBC One to over six million viewers and huge critical acclaim.
Sian Gibson says: “I’m really excited that Car Share is coming back. We had so much fun making the first series and I can’t wait to be Kayleigh Kitson again.”
Charlotte Moore, Controller, TV Channels and iPlayer, says: “Car Share broke the mould, innovated and took risks in comedy on primetime BBC One – a show that epitomises what the channel is all about. I can’t wait for the Bafta-award-winning series to return, and discover where Peter Kay and Sian Gibson take those gorgeous characters that the nation fell in love with.”
Shane Allen, Controller, Comedy Commissioning, says: “There is so much more to explore between John and Kayleigh in their journey together each day and in life. The writing on the new series is sublime – intimate, poignant and hilarious. With Peter Kay and Sian Gibson at the wheel, the audiences are in for another fantastic treat.”
Car Share is produced Goodnight Vienna productions and written by Paul Coleman, Sian Gibson and Peter Kay, who also directs. Series 2 will premiere in its entirety on BBC iPlayer in 2017.