Plebs Series 4 launches in April with a cast change

Tuesday 6th March 2018, 11:35am

Plebs. Image shows from L to R: Jason (Jon Pointing), Grumio (Ryan Sampson), Marcus (Tom Rosenthal). Copyright: RISE Films.

It has been announced that Series 4 of Plebs will launch on ITV2 this April.

However, the series will see a major cast change. Joel Fry, who played Stylax across the first three series, has left the show. Jonathan Pointing has joined the key cast as happy-go-lucky builder Jason.

Series 4 of Plebs starts with the lives of Marcus (Tom Rosenthal) and Grumio (Ryan Sampson) being "thrown into turmoil as the sudden departure of Stylax is met by the equally sudden arrival of dappy blonde builder and new-Pleb-on-the-block Jason".

Producers say: "Upheaval gives way to hope when they manage to procure an abandoned toilet from crooked property developer Crassus (Robert Lindsay), which they decide to convert into Rome's hottest new wine-bar - 'The Crown and Toga'.

Plebs. Crassus (Robert Lindsay). Copyright: RISE Films.

"With Grumio as head-chef, Jason and waterboy/man Aurelius on drinks and Marcus as manager, this could be the boys' chance to finally hit the big time and become players in the most exciting city in the world."

This status leads to new adventures as they tangle with Rome's foremost food critic, launch a cabaret night with a scathing satirist, take part in the city's marathon and host a snail-racing syndicate - before coming up against their biggest challenge so far, an aggressive take-over bid from a local Germanian bar famous for their popular brown-liquid 'beer'.

The new series sees the return of past cast regulars including Doon Mackichan as Flavia, Karl Theobald as Landlord, Tom Basden as Aurelius, Tom Davis as Davus and Maureen Lipman as Landlady.

The producers add: "As has become Plebs tradition, a host of dazzling adversaries will be stepping into the Roman arena, with special cameos coming from top acting and comedic talent including the previously mentioned Robert Lindsay, Ollie Locke, Aisling Bea, Ellie Taylor, Steve Oram, Annette Badland, Rachel Parris, Angus Wright and Daniel Rigby."

Series 4 of Plebs launches on ITV2 this April. Meanwhile work is now also under way on a US remake of the show.

Series 1 to 3 of Plebs are available on Netflix and on DVD. The original soundtrack is also available to buy.

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Plebs - Series 1 - 3

Plebs - Series 1 - 3

All episodes from the first three series of the TV comedy following the exploits of three young men in ancient Rome.

Whilst others revel in the grandeur, opulence and splendor of Rome, low-on-the-totem-pole Marcus (Tom Rosenthal), Stylax (Joel Fry) and their apathetic slave Grumio (Ryan Sampson) are more interested in doing what lads the world over do - which usually involves women.

First released: Monday 18th July 2016

  • Released: Monday 29th May 2017
  • Distributor: Acorn Media
  • Region: 2
  • Discs: 5
  • Minutes: 506
  • Subtitles: English

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Plebs - OST

Plebs - OST

22-track soundtrack album, featuring reggae music from the hit ITV2 sitcom Plebs.

Includes the theme song, When In Rome, by Oli Julian and Michael Prophet.

First released: Monday 20th October 2014

  • Released: Wednesday 1st March 2017
  • Distributor: Trojan Records
  • Minutes: 63

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