Roisin Conaty's self-penned sitcom GameFace is returning for a second series, moving from E4 to Channel 4.
Roisin Conaty, who won Best Comedy Performance at last year's I Talk Telly Awards will return as the series’ gung-ho heroine, Marcella, a 30-something aspiring actress with a chaotic life and big dreams.
The first series swooped between laugh-out-loud silliness and tender, truthful observation as Marcella grappled with her career, overcame heartbreak and dealt with her eccentric family. All with her questionable life-coach, best friends and long-suffering driving instructor by her side.
The second series will go into production in February 2019 and will air on Channel 4 later that year and Channel 4 have promised to deliver more laughs, more drama and more of Conaty’s own unique takes on modern life.
The first series launched in October 2017 and was the biggest comedy launch for E4 since 2013. The series garnered rave reviews from public and press alike.
Speaking about the second series, Roisin said “GameFace is a show very close to my heart so I am bloody over the moon we are getting to make another series and very grateful to Channel 4. I can't wait to get back to whispering to myself as I type in coffee shops and the relentless dry heaving as deadlines approach.”
Head of Comedy for Channel 4, Fiona McDermott said “Roisin goes from strength to strength and with Marcella she’s created a fantastically funny, flawed and recognisable character, one we think more viewers should have the chance to meet.
We can’t wait to welcome the show back, and are thrilled that this second series will be airing on Channel 4.”
Executive Producer Charlotte Lewis said “We were bowled over by the lovely response to GameFace - with so many viewers seeing a bit of themselves in Marcella! It’s fantastic that Channel 4 have given us the opportunity to make another series. We can’t wait to get stuck in.”