Filming begins on The Trip To Spain

Thursday 15th September 2016, 5:13pm

The Trip. Image shows from L to R: Steve (Steve Coogan), Rob (Rob Brydon)

Filming has begun on the next series of The Trip. Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon are now on location in Spain with director Michael Winderbottom.

Brydon posted the picture featured above on his Twitter account, alongside the caption "Here we go again..."

The Trip sees Coogan and Brydon playing fictionalised versions of themselves as they tour restaurants in various locations. The Trip To Spain will be the third series of the format, following on from The Trip, which launched in 2010 to critical acclaim, and The Trip To Italy, which aired in 2014.

It was revealed in February that the new series will be shown on Sky Atlantic rather than the programme's original home of BBC Two.

Sky confirmed the premise: "The Trip To Spain sees Steve and Rob's fictionalised characters back on their culinary quest as they head off on a road trip from the North Atlantic to the Mediterranean coast for a fresh helping of gastronomic adventures."

Viewers are promised "a journey of food, fun and frivolity - and, of course, plenty of impersonations".

Across the six new episodes Coogan and Brydon are set to visit Cantabria, the Basque region, Aragon, Rioja, Castile-La Mancha and Andalusia.

Talking about the new series back in February, Steve Coogan said: "Having thought long and hard about yet another sojourn into culinary distractions and middle age, I have reluctantly agreed to Eviva Espana. I have a hole in my diary, there will be free food and accommodation and Rob Brydon is surprisingly good company. I also like Michael."

Michael Winterbottom commented: "It has been more than three years since [filming] the last Trip, and travelling with Rob and Steve is always enjoyable - so it seemed like a good idea to go on another journey together - before they get too old."

Talking about The Trip moving to Sky, Zai Bennett, Director of Sky Atlantic, said: "The Trip is as close to perfection as you get in comedy. It's a rare chance to watch comic masters, totally authoring their work with creative freedom. It's an absolutely perfect fit for Sky Atlantic. We are very happy to ensure that this award-winning comedy will continue building on the channel's relationships with Steve, Rob and Revolution Films showcasing our continued investment in top-flight original comedy."

The Trip To Spain is expected to be broadcast on Sky Atlantic in 2017.

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