MANDY: FIRST LOOK AND CASTING CONFIRMED FOR THIRD SERIES OF BBC COMEDY
Filming on the third series of Diane Morgan’s Mandy, from BBC Studios Comedy Productions, is underway. Once again Diane writes, directs, and stars in the series, where she will be joined by faces old and new, famous and not famous, tall and short.
The nation’s hero of the zero-hours economy Mandy returns for another series of micro-aggressive adventures, in which she battles her own personal cost-of-living crisis in a number of short-lived, ill-thought-through and poorly-paid jobs.
Mandy is joined as ever by her friend, mentor and nail clinician Lola, played by Michelle Greenidge (Code 404), as she navigates her way through the turbulence of her quest for the ultimate aspirational lifestyle – one where she breeds prize-winning Doberman pinchers and has a magic eye picture on every wall.
New cast joining for series three includes Paul Ready (Motherland), Beverley Callard (Coronation Street), Nathan Foad (Our Flag Means Death) and Robbie Gee (Black Ops).
Returning cast for series three includes: Tom Basden (Here We Go), Mark Silcox (Man Like Mobeen), Roger Sloman (Nuts in May), Alistair Green (The Great), Michael Spicer (The Room Next Door), Jackie Clune (Motherland) and Yuriko Kotani (Pls Like).
Diane Morgan says: “All the quotes used in TV Press releases like this are written by Chat GPT now. This one certainly is. When you’re writing and directing and performing in something you can’t waste time thinking of some pointless quote just to show off...
"No one reads beyond the first words anyway; because they just repetitively say how thrilled and excited everyone is. No one’s reading this now, are they? Only a fool would do that. Come on, there must be a book you could be reading now instead of this nonsense.”
Josh Cole, Head of Comedy at BBC Studios says: “We are thrilled and excited to be returning to Mandy with the peerless Diane Morgan.”
Mandy (6 x 15’) is a BBC Studios Comedy/Witchcraft Industries co-production written, directed by and starring Diane Morgan. Mandy was commissioned for BBC Two and BBC iPlayer by Jon Petrie, Director of BBC Comedy Commissioning.