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Changing Ends returning to ITVX for a second series

The autobiographical comedy based on Alan Carr's own life will return following a successful first series.

The first series, currently nominated for Best New Comedy at this year's I Talk Telly Awards, launched on ITVX earlier this year and has exceeded expectations, attracting more viewers than any other comedy on the streaming service this year.

Series one, which will air on ITV1 in 2024, is based on Alan’s own life in Northampton in the 1980s growing up as the son of a fourth-division football manager.

Filming will begin on the second series early next year and is expected to drop on ITVX in the summer of 2024.

Produced by Baby Cow Productions, Changing Ends is written by Alan Carr and co-created with the late Simon Carlyle who very sadly passed away earlier this year and was also responsible for Two Doors Down.

Once again the series will be directed by Dave Lambert with Mollie Freedman-Berthoud producing. It'll be executive produced by Sarah Monteith and Rupert Majendie for Baby Cow as well as Alan Carr and Danny Julian.

Speaking about today's news, Alan Carr said "Looks like we’re heading back to Northampton!! Absolutely buzzing that Changing Ends is back for a second series firstly because who doesn’t love a recommission but secondly on a completely selfish level I have so many more stories from my teenage years growing up in Northampton to tell, about me, my family, my neighbours and believe it or not football! Shocker!"

To which ITV’s Head of Comedy, Nana Hughes added "The love for Changing Ends on ITVX has blown us away, Alan & Simon, the cast and crew created a brilliant series 1 and it’s so good to see viewers are really enjoying this new comedy. Just as the second series starts its production, the first series will have its linear TV premiere in Spring 2024 on ITV1."

Producer Mollie Freedman Berthoud said “ Bringing Alan Carr's life to the screen with the most wonderful cast and crew has been so rewarding and fulfilling, so to be given a second series of Changing Ends is a dream come true. However, we are heartbroken to now have to take these steps without the magnificent Simon Carlyle. We miss him & his infectious laughter so much, but we feel honoured to be continuing the beautiful show he co-created.”

And Baby Cow’s CEO Sarah Monteith added "Changing Ends is a classic Baby Cow hit. Though driven by the funny and the feelgood, it has something serious to say about prejudice. Alan’s writing is a masterclass in wit and wisdom."

Whilst Baby Cow’s co-founder and Creative Director Steve Coogan said "Alan Carr, brilliant and beloved as a comedian, broadcaster and writer, has made the move into sitcom-making look effortless. As thrilled as I am that Baby Cow are getting to make a second series of Changing Ends (very funny/moving, audiences are bound to love the next chapter) I do hope he has to break a sweat this time."

Changing Ends will return in 2024 to ITVX


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