GameFace Series 2 coming to Channel 4

Friday 8th June 2018, 12:01am

  • Roisin Conaty's sitcom GameFace is to return for a second series
  • Six more episodes will be made in 2019, to be shown on Channel 4
  • The writer and star says: "I am bloody over the moon we are getting to make another series"
GameFace. Marcella (Roisin Conaty). Copyright: Objective Productions.

Roisin Conaty's self-penned sitcom GameFace is to return for a second series.

The first series, which launched in October 2017, was the biggest comedy launch for E4 since 2013. Now the second series will be shown on Channel 4.

In the show, the stand-up comedian and Man Down star plays Marcella, a 30-something aspiring actress with a chaotic life and big dreams.

Channel 4 explains: "The first series swooped between laugh-out-loud silliness and tender, truthful observation as Marcella grappled with her career, overcame heartbreak and dealt with her eccentric family. All with her questionable life-coach, best friends and long-suffering driving instructor by her side."

Six more episodes will go into production in February 2019, to air on Channel 4 later that year. The broadcaster says: "It promises to deliver more laughs, more drama and more of Conaty's own unique takes on modern life."

Roisin Conaty explains: "GameFace is a show very close to my heart so I am bloody over the moon we are getting to make another series and very grateful to Channel 4. I can't wait to get back to whispering to myself as I type in coffee shops and the relentless dry heaving as deadlines approach."

Fiona McDermott, Head of Comedy for Channel 4, comments: "Roisin goes from strength to strength and with Marcella she's created a fantastically funny, flawed and recognisable character, one we think more viewers should have the chance to meet. We can't wait to welcome the show back, and are thrilled that this second series will be airing on Channel 4."

Executive producer Charlotte Lewis from production company Objective Fiction adds: "We were bowled over by the lovely response to GameFace - with so many viewers seeing a bit of themselves in Marcella! It's fantastic that Channel 4 have given us the opportunity to make another series. We can't wait to get stuck in."

Series 2 will consist of another six episodes. No DVD of the first series has been released, but it is available to watch on All 4 and to buy as a download from Amazon.

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GameFace - Series 1

GameFace - Series 1

Marcella is on a mission to change her future for the better, assisted by her dubious life-coach, best friend and ever-patient driving instructor.

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