Sliced gets second series on Dave

Thursday 23rd January 2020, 10:09am

  • Dave has commissioned a second series of Sliced
  • The sitcom follows best-mate pizza delivery drivers Joshua and Ricky
  • Six new episodes will follow later this year, following a three-part series in 2019
Sliced. Image shows from L to R: Ricky (Theo Barklem-Biggs), Joshua (Samson Kayo). Copyright: Lovely Electricity

Sliced is to return to screens for a second series.

The Dave sitcom follows pizza delivery drivers and best friends Joshua and Ricky, attempting to get by - and get girlfriends - on the pay from their relatively menial job in South London.

Written by Samson Kayo and Phil Bowker, an initial three-episode series was broadcast in May 2019. Series 2, due to air later this year, will consist of a full six episodes.

Dave owner UKTV reports that Series 1 has been seen by more than 1.7 million viewers to date.

Under their disgusting, not-remotely-Italian boss Mario, Joshua and Ricky "inhabit a world where counterfeit money, vindictive call centre staff, hopeless security guards, hedonistic pensioners, and aggressive teens reign supreme".

Casting for Series 2 has yet to be confirmed, but it is hoped that Kayo, who also starred in the series as Joshua, will again be joined by Theo Barklem-Biggs (Ricky), David Mumeni (Mario), and Weruche Opia as love interest Naomi.

Samson Kayo says: "We go again! I'm so excited to be back on Dave with Series 2. Last series was just a taster, now it's go time! I'm looking forward to creating some more explosively funny and authentic stories with this amazingly talented team."

Commissioner Pete Thornton adds: "Samson and Phil make for a formidable creative duo, the Batman and Robin of the writer/performer/just writer comedy world, and they are supported by an extraordinary cast of established talent and rising stars. This is a show that really hits the sweet spot for Dave, we love it with a passion and we can't wait to make more."

Dave boss Luke Hales says: "Launching Sliced was one of our favourite moments of 2019, we loved working with the brilliant and talented Samson Kayo and Phil Bowker. The fact that the show is loosely based on Samson's upbringing in South London makes it really modern, authentic and relatable, and the fact that it is co-written by him means it is guaranteed to be very, very funny. Dave is committed to UK comedy and in recent years has established itself as the best place to come in the UK for fresh, modern and brilliantly funny comedy, Sliced speaks loudly to this ambition."

Phil Bowker, who also produces the comedy through his own company, says: "Lovely Electricity are incredibly proud and excited to be back in business with Dave and UKTV. We had such fun making the first series of Sliced and the commissioning of this new six-parter goes to underline UKTV's commitment to and the showcasing of the best new comedy talent that the UK has to offer."

Further information about the second series of Sliced will be revealed later this year.

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