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Motherland to return for a third series

The third series was announced a week before the second series airs on BBC Two.

After series two has aired, Motherland, the show starring Anna Maxwell Martin, Diane Morgan, Lucy Punch, Paul Ready, Philippa Dunne and Tanya Moodie will return with more brand new episodes although a transmission date is yet to be announced.

Motherland doesn’t linger on the Instagrammable side of parenting, instead it revels in the unromantic side, navigating the trials and traumas of juggling careers and childcare, being caught in your pyjamas 'working from home', half-term holidays and non-competitive sports days.

BBC's Controller, Comedy Commissioning, Shane Allen, said “The sheer amount of top of their game comedy brains both in front and behind camera in one show is staggering. Series two has the sharpest and paciest writing which places our relentlessly inept ensemble in to ever inventive heights of degradation, we want more and we want it as soon as possible."

He went on to say "This is a show that will run for as long as the team are able to keep making it and is the easiest commissioning decision this side of renewing Coronation Street.”

Whilst Sharon Horgan added "Making the second series of Motherland was even more therapeutic than the first. We gratefully accept Shane Allen’s offer of further treatment courtesy of the BBC."

Motherland is written by Sharon Horgan, Holly Walsh, Helen Linehan and Barunka O'Shaughnessy.

Motherland returns Monday at 10pm on BBC Two with a third series to follow


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