Peter Kay’s Car Share has notched a whole raft of awards including a recent BAFTA for best scripted comedy and another for Peter Kay himself. The BBC have now confirmed that the comedy will be getting a second series.
The series, which incidentally made it’s debut on the BBC’s iPlayer (one of the first BBC shows to be shown in it’s entirety before a TV showing), follows a group of work colleagues who car pool. All of the action takes place in the car on the way to work.
Alongside Kay, who plays John, Sian Gibson will also return as Kayleigh. The first season finished on a bit of a romantic note as John and Keyleigh’s friendship grew into possibly something more.
Peter Kay, who also co-scripts the series (with Paul Coleman and Sian) said “what a joy to be working on the second series of Car Share with the wonderful Sian Gibson. The success of the first series has been completely overwhelming.”
Meanwhile co-star Sian Gibson remarked “I’m really excited that Car Share is coming back. We had so much fun making the first series and I can’t wait to be Kayleigh Kitson again.”
Charlotte Moore commissioning editor for the BBC also said “Car Share broke the mould, innovated and took risks in comedy on primetime BBC One – a show that epitomises what the channel is all about. I can’t wait for the Bafta-award-winning series to return, and discover where Peter Kay and Sian Gibson take those gorgeous characters that the nation fell in love with.”
The series, which is being made by Kay’s production company Goodnight Vienna, will run to four episodes and will again debut on iPlayer before appearing on BBC One.