After THAT cliffhanger at the end of the second series, the BBC have thankfully confirmed that Guz Khan's BBC Three hit Man Like Mobeen will be returning.
Has he passed the point of no return? And what path will he take next?
Written and created by Guz Khan and Andy Milligan, Man Like Mobeen follows Mobeen (Guz Khan), friends Eight (Tez Ilyas) and Nate (Tolu Ogunmefun), and little sister Aks (Duaa Karim), from Small Heath, a reported no go zone for anyone who isn’t Muslim and a hotbed for terrorist activity.
Speaking about the recommission, Guz Khan said "Woah, series three of Man Like Mobeen?! This is dope news, we have a chance to create even more authentic stories for the people. I can’t wait to get cracking, providing Mobeen and me can stay out of prison, does anyone know a good solicitor?”
Filming will begin in Birmingham later this year and the latest series has been a real hit with younger audiences with 63% of its audience under the age of 35 which is well above the average for BBC Three.
Offering a rarely seen insight into working class life as an ethnic minority, Man Like Mobeen addresses real issues whilst maintaining the comedic palatability of Guz Khan’s unique voice.
Myfanwy Moore, Head of Comedy at Tiger Aspect, said “I’m so glad we all get to hang out with Mobeen and the gang again, and particularly now - it’s liberating to be able to make a comedy show that talks about things other shows don’t. Thanks to the brilliant Guz Khan and the team, and their genuine love for Small Heath and Birmingham, we can’t wait to show people what the crew are up to next.”
Whilst Controller Comedy Commissioning at the BBC, Shane Allen added “Guz and the team capture the spirit and voice of the Small Heath world it depicts and the issues that are important to that community. It’s a comedy which deftly shifts between hilarity and poignancy in bringing us this rich character world and their misadventures.”
Man Like Mobeen will return to BBC Three