Bad Sugar Sweetens Channel 4

© Phil Fisk

Bad Sugar – the one-off grandiose soap-spoof featuring Julia DavisSharon Horgan and Olivia Colman, is set to return.

The spoof of Dallas and Dynasty, given a thoroughly British twist, was one of the highlights of the recent Funny Fortnight for the broadcaster.

Written by Peep Show and Four Lions writers Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong, it featured Horgan as Lucy Caldwell, the newly wed wife of closet-homosexual Rolph – brilliantly played with pompous stupidity by Peter Serafinowicz – alongside Rolph’s sisters: the wicked, devious Daphne (Davis) and kindhearted simpleton Joan (Coleman).

With a cast rounded out by Reece Shearsmith, Kayvan Novak, David Bradley and Julia Deakin – this top notch cast and hugely talented writing team was a surefire hit, and with its director Ben Palmer also being responsible for Star Stories, Penelope Princess Of Pets and Milton Jones House Of Rooms (as well as The Inbetweeners and its movie spin-off) – we at TVO were all really hoping it would return.

Now Channel 4 have announced new episodes will air next year, with their acting head of comedy Nerys Evans, telling Chortle: ‘We’re delighted to announce a series of Bad Sugar, not only with the brilliant writing talents of Sam and Jesse but also starring the country’s most ridiculously talented comedy cast.’

We hope to bring you more news on the show’s return when it happens, so stay peeled. In the meantime, you can see the pilot via 4oD now.

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