Originally starting life as a comedy short on BBC iPlayer in 2019, Mandy stars Diane Morgan in the title role. As well as appearing as the lead character, Diane writes and directs the series.
New reports from the Sunday Times suggest Diane Morgan is currently working on a third series of the 15-minute comedy, set to once again air on BBC Two and iPlayer. Mandy once again has big dreams with small success, as she attempts to find fulfilment in a series of short-lived jobs in the modern gig economy.
In the second series, which aired earlier this year, she became a tour guide, goes on a reality show and gets thrown in at the deep end, both actually and metaphorically, when she attempts to learn to swim. All fun stuff, but none of which brings her any closer to her ultimate ambition of breeding Doberman pinchers.
Series two featured an all-star comedy cast, which sees Michelle Greenidge (Code 404) as Lola, Mandy’s friend and confidante in the local nail bar, and Tom Basden (Plebs) as Mandy’s exasperated benefits officer, along with Alistair Green (Flowers), Mark Silcox (Man Like Mobeen), Michael Spicer (The Room Next Door) all returning.
Gregor Sharp, BBC Commissioning Editor said of the last series: “Diane has created an instantly iconic comedy character in Mandy and we can’t wait to see what trouble follows her in this new series.”
The BBC declined to comment when approached by TV Zone.