Sky's Brassic sees high streaming

Friday 26th June 2020, 2:41pm

  • Brassic has attracted hundreds of thousands of viewers to its second series
  • The acclaimed comedy drama launched in August and returned to Sky One in May
  • The 'box set' of the entire Series 2 was watched by more than 800,000 viewers within a fortnight
Brassic. Image shows from L to R: Ash (Aaron Heffernan), JJ (Parth Thakerar), Erin (Michelle Keegan), Vinnie (Joe Gilgun), Dylan (Damien Molony), Tommo (Ryan Sampson), Cardi (Tom Hanson). Copyright: Calamity Films.

Sky One's Brassic has attracted large numbers of viewers to the broadcaster's streaming service, the company has reported.

They claim: "The return of Brassic has seen enthusiastic fans binging the entire series as a box set in record time. To date, the new series has seen 5.9 million requested downloads."

The comedy drama's first series launched in August 2019 to critical acclaim, with a second series premiering in May 2020. A third is now due to be filmed later this year, pending coronavirus restrictions.

Each series was published in full on Sky's streaming/catch-up platforms on the day of the first episode's broadcast.

Created by Danny Brocklehurst and Joseph Gilgun, who also stars, the comedy follows a group of poor, working-class friends living in rural Lancashire and each facing various challenges, both individually and as a group, and becoming embroiled in the region's crime world.

The praised series earned Brocklehurst a BAFTA Television Awards nomination for his writing.

Sky elaborate: "The second series launched with a seven-day cumulative audience of 1.51 million for the opening episode, with more than 800,000 viewers completing the box set within the first fortnight of launch.

"Newcomers to Brassic also caught up on Series 1, with a further 2.8 million downloads."

Jon Mountague, Director of Comedy at Sky Studios, said: "What a thrill to see record numbers of our customers enjoy Brassic in super quick time. It's captured the imagination of fans, including England cricket vice-captain Ben Stokes who tweeted his love for the show. The combination of brilliantly honest writing and an outstanding cast have left them hungry for more - roll on Series 3!"

Alongside the announcement, Sky One has published a new selection of out-takes from Series 2.


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Brassic - Series 1

Brassic - Series 1

Best mates Vinnie, Dylan, Ashley, Cardi, Tommo and JJ have dealt, scammed, and laughed their way through three decades of friendship. And these days their schemes have only become more creative. Whether it be stealing tiny horses, breaking into a local pimp's safe or raiding a rival grower's weed farm, these lads think they can get away with just about anything. But their luck runs out when they inadvertently step into the path of criminal heavy-weight Terence McCann and learn a tough lesson about what happens when you accidentally steal something precious from a merciless sociopath.

First released: Monday 30th September 2019

  • Distributor: ITV Studios
  • Region: 2
  • Discs: 2
  • Subtitles: English

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