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Hit BBC comedy W1A is set for a spin-off series in a brand new setting, according to reports.

The Sun reports that the new series will be set inside another institution, this time football's governing body FIFA. Hugh Bonneville is expected to reprise his role of Ian Fletcher, with Jessica Hynes also set to return.

Sarah Parish said on Gaby Roslin's podcast: "It’s being written - maybe I’m talking out of turn, I don’t know. John Morton, the writer, is so brilliant and so fabulous at picking out the subtleties of the horror of working in an institution that big, but he did it brilliantly...

"It was a joyful thing to be in. So Ian Fletcher will continue. And I thought probably Siobhan, could go with him because wherever Ian goes, Siobhan goes as well and does all his PR, really badly. So I’m hoping that those two characters will have another rebirth into another series"

W1A, which aired three series from 2014 to 2016, followed the comedy Twenty Twelve on BBC Two. The series satirised the management of the BBC. It recently returned for a one-off special for Red Nose Day where the cast hope to find a new presenter to replace Lenny Henry on the charity telethon.

W1A is available now on BBC iPlayer.


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