Buffering returning to ITV2 for a second series

The sitcom, created by and starring Iain Stirling and Steve Bugeja will return for six more episodes.


The first series of Buffering aired last August on ITV2 and followed twenty-something Iain, played by Iain Stirling, a children's TV presenter in a complicated relationship with TV producer Olivia, played by Elena Saurel and his housemates Rosie, Greg, Ashley and Talia, played by Jessie Cave, Paul G Raymond, Rosa Robson and Janine Harouni alongside Ashley's old flame Robbie, played by Sean Sagar.


Together they face the daily challenges of millennial living. As a generation who have been brought up to believe you must live the perfect life, these friends will discover it's OK to fail, over and over again. And whilst not part of the main ensemble, Steve does play Iain's floor manager Finn throughout the series.


The new series will continue to follow Iain and his housemates as they enter their late 20s, with every wrong decision, failed relationship and wasted hungover day intensifying the feeling that time is running out for them to get their 'adult' lives in order.


Speaking about the new series, Iain Stirling said "Steve and I are truly delighted to bring our passion project Buffering back for a second instalment. We can’t wait to show you what our housemates get up to."


To which Executive Producer for Avalon, Richard Allen-Turner added "It’s fantastic to see ITV2’s continued commitment and support shown for this funny and sharp show from Iain Stirling and Steve Bugeja."


The series is a Comedy 50:50 production with Christine Robertson, Sally O’Leary, Janine Harouni, and Jessie Cave co-writing some episodes. It'll be produced by Sam Michell, directed by Sophie King, produced by Avalon and executive produced by Richard Allen-Turner and Jon Thoday.


Read my interview with co-creator Steve Bugeja from series one, here.


Buffering will return in 2023 on ITV2