Channel 4's The Mimic to return for Series 2

Friday 3rd May 2013, 1:22pm

The Mimic. Martin Hurdle (Terry Mynott). Copyright: Running Bare Pictures.A second series of sitcom The Mimic has been commissioned by Channel 4.

The series charted the life-changing events experienced by Martin Hurdle, played by Terry Mynott (pictured). Bright, but a spectacular under-achiever, Martin's life turns upside down when an old girlfriend gets in touch to inform him he has an 18-year old son, Steven.

Steven encourages his father, stuck in a dead end job, to make use of a remarkable talent he has been entertaining friends and drinking buddies with for years: celebrity mimicry.

Written by Matt Morgan (Very Important People, Cardinal Burns), the five-part series was broadcast in March and April, attracting an average of one million viewers to each episode in overnight ratings, rising to a weekly 1.3m average with 4oD viewings and repeats included.

Co-starring Jacob Anderson as Steven, Jo Hartley as Martin's best friend, Jean, and Neil Maskell as local newsagent Neil, The Mimic was produced by Running Bare Pictures, the production arm of talent agency John Noel.

The company told television industry website BroadcastNow: "We are very happy with the recommission of The Mimic. The series is a testament to Channel 4's commitment to nurturing new talent - both in front of the camera and behind."

The second series is likely to be broadcast in early 2014.

Here is a clip from Series 1:

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