ITV2 have confirmed that their BAFTA nominated series Timewasters, will be returning for a new series in 2019.
The first series was the most watched new comedy in 2017 for 16-24’s on any digital channel in the UK and the second series will start shooting from next week.
The band are back for another spin through time with Daniel Lawrence Taylor returning as Nick, Kadiff Kirwan returning as Jason, Adelayo Adedayo returns as Lauren and Samson Kayo returns as Horace.
The first series saw them end up in 1920’s London high-society after getting into a urine-sodden South London lift that just happened to be a time machine! This time round the time-travelling jazz band are transported to 1950’s London where the future has arrived, the birth of the teenager, slick-haired Teddy Boys, the vibrant Windrush crowd, box-fresh televisions and crucially, the dawn of Rock n’ Roll.
In a 1950’s world of budding pop sensations, our band start a jazz club, Nick desperate to rival those in the swinging heart of Soho by booking jazz legends of the day.
Jason discovers that his one true love from the 1920’s, Victoria, is alive and well and now has a thirty-two-year-old son – Jason Junior! Is it finally time for Jason to grow up and become a Dad?
Lauren is on a roll with more get-rich-quick schemes but finds herself developing feelings for stiff upper lipped soldier Jason Junior. And can Nick save the future of Jazz when Horace inadvertently introduces garage music to a young Ronnie Scott who decides MC Horace is now the one to follow?
But in an atmosphere of post-war Cold War paranoia our gang wonder if their time-travelling antics will be spotted - someone seems to be on their tail. With their typical mix of brazen opportunism and massive incompetence, they’re going to have to work much harder this time round to keep their adventures on the down-low. It’s not until our gang accidentally start the Notting Hill Riots that they realise it might be time to get home – but can they?
Joining the cast for series two are Anna Chancellor (Four Weddings and a Funeral), Javone Prince (PhoneShop), Ellie White (The Windsors) and Daniel Rigby (Eric & Ernie).