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Bounty Hunters to return for Series 2

Tuesday 21st November 2017, 9:52pm

Bounty Hunters. Image shows from L to R: Nina Morales (Rosie Perez), Barnaby Walker (Jack Whitehall). Copyright: Cave Bear Productions.

Sky One has ordered a second series of Bounty Hunters.

The comedy-thriller sitcom, co-written by and starring Jack Whitehall, follows the exploits of a middle-class antiques dealer's son who becomes embroiled in international organised crime by accident.

Whitehall plays the lead role of Barnaby in the show, with American actor Rosie Perez as professional bounty hunter Nina Morales, and Charity Wakefield as Barnaby's sister, Leah.

Robert Lindsay co-stars as the pair's father, with Sophie Thompson as their mother.

The first episode attracted a cumulative audience of 1.377 million, making it the biggest sitcom launch on Sky One for six years. It gained more than 230,000 views through Sky Go and streaming service NOW TV.

Produced by Ben Cavey and Pippa Brown, Sky tease: "Series 2 will see Barnaby and Nina back with a bang - quite literally - ready for more adventures and scrapes in the second instalment of this hit show."

Freddy Syborn, a long-time friend and collaborator with whom Whitehall also wrote Bad Education, will return to co-write Series 2. Further details have yet to be confirmed, but all other key cast members are likely to return.

The series is a Cave Bear and Tiger Aspect co-production for the satellite broadcaster.

Broadcasting on Wednesdays, the penultimate episode of Series 1 will be shown on Sky One tomorrow evening (Wednesday 22nd November). The series DVD is now available to pre-order ahead of a scheduled release date in January.


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Bounty Hunters - Series 1

Bounty Hunters - Series 1

Jack Whitehall returns in the hilarious Bounty Hunters, about a PhD student and a Brooklyn bounty hunter. What could go wrong?

When Wimbledon-born Barnaby (Whitehall) discovers his father (Robert Lindsay) is hospitalised following a mysterious accident, he decides he is the man to solve the family's cash-strapped antiques business. However, when he unwittingly buys a blood antiquity, looted from the war-torn Middle East, he sets off a chain of events which sees his hitherto calm and peaceful life plunged into chaos.

But help comes in the shape of bounty hunter Nina Morales (Rosie Perez), who is on the run after accidentally killing a member of a cartel.

The series is written by Jack Whitehall and Freddy Syborn, who previously wrote hit sitcom Bad Education together.

First released: Monday 8th January 2018

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