BLACK OPS: BBC COMEDY RENEWED FOR SECOND SERIES
Hit comedy thriller Black Ops has been recommissioned for a second six-part series on BBC One and BBC iPlayer, Jon Petrie, Director of BBC Comedy, announced today at the Edinburgh TV Festival.
The show, produced by BBC Studios Comedy Productions and Mondo Deluxe and created by BAFTA- winning actor and writer Gbemisola Ikumelo (Famalam, Brain in Gear), BAFTA-winning actor and producer Akemnji Ndifornyen (Famalam, The Queen’s Gambit) and writing duo Joe Tucker and Lloyd Woolf (Click and Collect, Witless), debuted in May this year winning over viewers and critics alike.
In the first series, Dom and Kay joined the Met Police as Police Community Support Officers in the hope of cleaning up their community, but found themselves unwittingly thrust into the murky world of deep cover infiltration and a powerful criminal enterprise.
In series two, Gbemisola Ikumelo will be reprising her role as Dom and Hammed Animashaun (The Wheel of Time) will be back as Kay, with the duo set to be thrust into a new adventure. Akemnji Ndifornyen also reprises his role as gang boss Tevin.
Gbemisola Ikumelo, says: “It’s been such a joy to see how audiences have got behind this show. So, it feels like a no-brainer to get the band back together and create more danger, adventure and laughs for everyone. This next season promises to have Dom and Kay really surprising us. Can’t wait!”
Akemnji Ndifornyen, says: “And we're back! We had so much fun doing the first one we just had to go again. Much love to our audience for watching and to the BBC for their support. I can't wait to show you what's next for Dom, Kay - and of course - Tevin. Let's go!”
Joe Tucker and Lloyd Woolf, say: “We’re delighted to get the chance to send Dom and Kay on a brand-new caper.”
Jon Petrie, Director of BBC Comedy, says: “The first series of Black Ops had BBC viewers hooked with a perfect balance of big laughs and gripping plot. Gbemisola, Akemnji, Joe and Lloyd have created something special, and we look forward to seeing what Dom and Kay get up to next.”
Josh Cole, Head of Comedy at BBC Studios Productions, says: “We’re thrilled to be returning for more Black Ops. The show is a passion project for all involved, and with Gbemisola, Akemnji, Joe and Lloyd we have a glorious surfeit of talent at the helm. We can’t wait to join Dom and Kay on another misadventure.”
Black Ops (6x30) is a BBC Studios Comedy Production, co-produced with Mondo Deluxe for BBC One and BBC iPlayer. Production is set to get underway in 2024 and further casting will be announced in due course.