❉ Channel 4 today confirms that Will Sharpe’s Flowers will return for a second series, in association with US comedy streaming channel Seeso.
The acclaimed show, which aired over five consecutive nights on Channel 4 in spring 2016, introduced the world to the eccentric Flowers family – Maurice, Deborah and the twins – and was praised for its startling originality and seamless shifts from the profane to the profound in an ostensibly traditional family sitcom setting.
Can they survive the next chapter of romantically and mentally epic challenges in the spiral that promises to plague the generations of the Flowers family?
Deputy Head of Comedy Nerys Evans, who commissioned the show for Channel 4 said: “Covering deeply complex issues like fidelity, mental health, sexuality and fraying family bonds, Will Sharpe’s hilariously awkward and heart-breaking show offers another unmissable look at the Flowers’ messed up world. Will’s scripts and the show’s perfect cast are so brilliant at making you wail with laughter one minute, and well up the next. I couldn’t be more excited for the family’s return to Channel 4.”
Will Sharpe, who created, writes, directs, and plays Shun in the show said: “Channel 4, Kudos, Seeso and Naomi de Pear have all been such supportive partners on this show and I’m very excited about working with them on another series of Flowers. We are looking forward to spending time with these characters again and are already making plans about how to make the most of this opportunity to see a new chapter in their lives.”
Flowers was commissioned by Nerys Evans, Deputy Head of Comedy and Phil Clarke, Acting Head of Drama & Head of Comedy for Channel 4 in association with NBC/Universal’s Digital Enterprises’ comedy streaming platform Seeso (Evan Shapiro, Kelsey Balance and Dan Kerstetter). It will be executive produced by Naomi de Pear within her new label being launched at Sister Pictures and Diederick Santer for Kudos (Utopia, Broadchurch, The Hour, Life on Mars, Spooks) and will film in 2017. The series will be distributed by Endemol Shine International.