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Simon Bird's latest Channel 4 comedy Everyone Else Burns has been recommissioned for a second series on Channel 4 following the success of its first series earlier this year.

The coming-of-age comedy starred Bird as the head of a strictly religious family from Manchester who believe the world will end within the next decade. Will patriarchal David Lewis (Bird) ever ascend the church ranks and become an Elder? Will dutiful wife Fiona (O’Flynn) deviate from her own dogmatic moral compass?

Will their naïve 17-year-old daughter Rachel be allowed to go to university, and will 12-year-old son Aaron ever fend off his secular bullies? All could lead to damnation. Everyone Else Burns is a subversive, authentic and bitingly funny exploration into what it feels like to balance faith, family and identity in a world that could end tomorrow (but probably won't).

The series also stars Amy James-Kelly, Lolly Adefope, Al Roberts, Soph Galustian, Harry Connor,Ali Khan, Lloyd Griffith, Kadiff Kirwan, Morgana Robinson, Arsher Ali, Liam Williams, Kath Hughes, and Seb Cardinal.

Confirming the recommission, Morgana Robinson told Channel 4's Sunday Brunch: "It's so brilliant. There's a splash of thriller, spooky kind of, oh, it's a bit odd. We've just got a second series, I found out yesterday! It's amazing."

Laura Riseam, Channel 4’s Commissioning Editor, previously said: “Jax Media have made some of the most iconic comedy of recent years and we are so delighted to be working with them, Universal International Studios, Oli and Dillon on a project they are so passionate about...

"We can’t wait for audiences to enter the pressure cooker of life with the Lewis family as they righteously try and defend the ideology and logic of a life of purity with the vices of the modern world encroaching fast. It’s a glorious comedy trap; contemporary, relevant and very funny.”

Everyone Else Burns is available to stream now on Channel 4. Details about the second series will be announced in due course.


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