Liam Williams’s critically acclaimed coming-of-age comedy returns for a third series. Ladhood straddles two timelines, as Liam looks back at his noughties adolescence in search of answers to his modern-day millennial angst.
Picking up where series two left off, we find Young Liam (Oscar Kennedy) approaching the end of sixth form and eyeing up a potential place at a top university. All he has to do is ace the interview, nail his exams, and not get side-tracked by the more exciting adventures on offer with his best mates Ralph (Samuel Bottomley), Addy (Aqib Khan) and Craggy (Shaun Thomas).
As in previous series, the noughties timeline runs in parallel to scenes of Liam in the present day, reflecting on his teenage years and trying his best not to make the same mistakes again.
Liam Williams says: “I’m absolutely buzzing at the prospect of returning to the mid-2000s again to explore more themes, emotions and half-forgotten sportswear brands.”
Josh Cole, Head of Comedy at BBC Studios, says: “Liam is an extraordinary talent and in Ladhood has created a beautifully realised world we can all (painfully) relate to. He is a joy to work with and we are delighted the BBC has ordered a third series.”
Producer Joe Nunnery adds: “It’s a privilege and a pleasure to make Ladhood with Liam and our exceptionally talented cast and crew. We’re very grateful to BBC Three and thrilled to have the opportunity to return to mid-noughties Garforth.”
Ladhood series two launched in August 2021 on BBC Three.