BBC Two have announced that the multi-award-winning Scottish sitcom will return next year six brand new episodes.
Once again the series will be written by Simon Carlyle and Gregor Sharp and returning to the fictional Scottish suburban street of Latimer Crescent will be Arabella Weir and Alex Norton as long-suffering couple Beth and Eric whose home is often at the heart of the comedy.
Also returning will be Elaine C Smith as Christine, Doon Mackichan and Jonathan Watson as married couple Cathy and Colin, Jamie Quinn and Kieran Hodgson as young couple Ian and Graeme ‘Grado’ Stevely and Joy McAvoy as Alan and Michelle.
Two Doors Downfirst aired as a pilot in 2013 before a full series in 2016. It has gone on to receive multiple awards and is one of BBC Two and BBC Scotland’s top performing comedies, with 26.8m requests across all four series on BBC iPlayer to date.
The series will once again film in Glasgow, and speaking about the new series, Shane Allen, Controller of BBC Comedy Commissioning said "The audience popularity across BBC Two and iPlayer has led to huge affection for a show that now rubs shoulders with The Royle Family and Gavin and Stacey as a firm and long lasting sitcom favourite. The writing is so precise, the characters burst with comic vitality and the performances are a masterclass in comedy delivery. Poor Eric, what fresh hell is he in for?"
Whilst executive producer with BBC Studios Comedy Steven Canny said “We’ve been cruelly torturing poor Beth and Eric for the last 7 years and couldn’t be more delighted about having another go. Two Doors Down is a brilliant show to make, a genuine delight from start to finish, and I can’t wait for the audience to see what we have lined up for series 5. Some overbearing neighbours may be involved.”
Two Doors Down returns in 2021 on BBC Two