Plebs to return to ITV2

Monday 16th March 2020, 5:27pm

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

Sitcom Plebs is to return to television.

The Ancient Rome-set comedy is likely to be on air in the Autumn, with Tom Rosenthal, Ryan Sampson and Jon Pointing all expected to return.

Written by Sam Leifer - who also directs - and Tom Basden, who appears as 'Water Boy' Aurelius, British Comedy Guide has learned that filming will commence in May.

ITV has declined to comment, and it is not yet known how many new episodes may be on the way.

Supporting stars include Maureen Lipman, Karl Theobald and Ellie Taylor, plus a range of big-name guest stars in each episode.

The comedy focuses on a trio of very average 20-somethings living in the ancient metropolis: Marcus (Rosenthal); his argumentative slave, Grumio (Sampson); and friend and flatmate, Jason (Pointing).

Largely clueless and always losers, the three attempt to find girlfriends and make money - preferably without doing any work at all. The most recent series have seen the friends running a bar, the Crown & Toga, in a converted public latrine.

Guest stars in the fifth series, which aired between September and November 2019, included Kevin Bishop, Tony Robinson, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Pippa Haywood and Christopher Biggins.

ITV declined to comment when approached. Details about the comedy's return are expected to be announced later in the Spring.

The first five series are available to own on DVD.


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Plebs - Series 1 - 5

Plebs - Series 1 - 5

The complete five series to date of ITV2's hit Ancient Rome-set sitcom Plebs, starring Tom Rosenthal, Ryan Sampson, Joel Fry and Jon Pointing.

First released: Monday 9th December 2019

  • Distributor: Acorn Media
  • Region: 2
  • Discs: 7
  • Minutes: 950
  • Subtitles: English
  • Catalogue: AV3525

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