THE PIANO 'SET FOR SECOND SERIES' ON CHANNEL 4 AFTER RATINGS SUCCESS
After providing viral heart-warming moments, and impressive ratings, TV Zone understands Channel 4 are keen for a second series of hit format The Piano.
The Piano celebrates the nation’s favourite instrument by inviting talented amateur pianists to play on public pianos in London St Pancras, Leeds, Glasgow and Birmingham train stations, sharing their stories and music with the great British public.
Hosted by Claudia Winkleman with judges classical pianist Lang Lang and pop superstar Mika, the series has proved a hit for Channel 4. Airing ever Wednesday night at 9pm, the episodes of the series have consolidated to over 3 million viewers. The show has also achieved 1 million All 4 streams and over 5 million social media views.
Though a second series has not been officially greenlit by Channel 4, TV Zone understands channel bosses are keen for a second series. If commissioned, the series will film later this year.
From nonagenarians who have been playing for eighty years to twelve-year-olds who have never played in pubic before, those who taught themselves to play the classics in lockdown to players who feel the music, composing pieces about their life experiences and someone with no sight who against all the odds has mastered Chopin, commuters in train stations across the country will be stopped in their tracks as heartfelt, emotional and uplifting performances take place.
The final will bring together four amazing pianists – one from each train station – at The Royal Festival Hall, where they will showcase their talent in solo performances in front of an audience of thousands.
The Piano continues Wednesdays at 9pm on Channel 4. Watch the series so far on All4. TV Zone approached Channel 4 for comment.