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Jerk returning to BBC Three for a third series

BAFTA nominated Tim Renkow returns to play Tim in an extended six-part series of Jerk.

Jerk is a black comedy that revolves around the character of Tim, played by Tim Renkow, a man who uses the fact that he has cerebral palsy to try and get away with anything.

Tim makes people feel uncomfortable. He knows that because he does it on purpose. But that’s his problem, time spent taking aim at small targets means he constantly misses out on life’s bigger prizes.

Series 3 sees Tim further bulldoze the sensitivities of modern life with a lead role in a movie, a stint as a drug mule, a job advising government on disability and generally attacking anything that takes itself too seriously. Series 3 also charts a touching love story as Tim falls for a disability activist with an agenda. Is that the sound of wedding bells, as Tim finally meets his match…

Speaking about the new series, Tim Renkow said "They renewed us?! Really?!! Oh shit, I got to get to work."

To which Executive Producer and Head of Scripted at Roughcut TV, Alex Smith added "The great disruptor is back. Not Trump, but Renkow - and just as offensive. Roughcut are thrilled to bring 6 more episodes of Bafta nominated Tim Renkow - still scripted TV’s first and only disabled lead - to the BBC. This series promises to question the licence fee like no other has."

The first two series have starred Lorraine Bracco, Sharon Rooney and Rob Madin and is a co-production between Roughcut TV and Primal Media for BBC Three.

Jerk will return to BBC Three


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