Matt Berry‘s new sitcom Toast Of London is to return for a second series.
The show, which Berry co-writes with Father Ted legend Arthur Mathews features Matt as a successful television and stage actor who also happens to be a blustering buffoon.
Directed by Snuffbox veteran Michael Cumming, the first series also stars Rufus Jones, Doon Mackichan (Smack The Pony, The Government Inspector) and Robert Bathurst (Cold Feet, Red Dwarf), plus Geoffrey McGivern (Dead Boss), Tracy-Ann Oberman (Big Train), Alan Ford (Snuffbox), Harry Peacock (Star Stories) and Monty Python legend Carol Cleveland.
Critically acclaimed from the get-go, the show was somewhat buried in a late night Sunday slot, only averaging around 400,000 viewers – but those viewers are loyal to the core, and the show is fast approaching cult status.
As Channel 4’s head of comedy, Phil Clarke, told The Guardian, the show is “everything a Channel 4 comedy should be. Unapologetically original funny writing, driven by bold and hilarious performances from Matt Berry and the cast. It’s a unique comedy show, there’s nothing else like it.”