Perennial bloom for Flowers

Flowers – the highly acclaimed Channel 4 comedy starring Julian Barratt and Olivia Colman – has been renewed for a second series.

© Channel 4

© Channel 4

Created by Will Sharpe, the second series will once again be a co-production with US streaming service Seeso, which offers American audiences the chance to stream new home-made comedy alongside British classics like Garth Marenghi’s DarkplaceThe Mighty BooshHow Not to Live Your Life, Man to Man with Dean LeanerNoel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy, Nathan Barley, TrolliedCount Arthur StrongSnuffbox and the various outings of Alan Partridge.

The first series of Flowers aired back in April, and was a critical smash. TVO’s own review stated that “The performances, writing, direction and styling have combined to create something gloriously fresh, fantastical and funny”, and we were not alone with that assessment!

Six more episodes will be filmed in the Autumn, as Deborah and Maurice (Colman and Barratt) try to survive the problems exposed in series one; Maurice’s suicide attempt, Deborah’s infidelity and the twins’ inheritance of their parents’ emotional foibles.

The new run will air during the second quarter of 2017. Stay peeled for more info as we get it. In the meantime, you can revisit Julian’s thoughts on the show right here, and pick up a copy of the dvd of Series 1 over yonder.

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