British Comedy Guide exclusively revealed in January that the comedy drama had been commissioned for a second series before the first run of six episodes had even aired.
Created by Stephen Merchant and Elgin James, the comedy follows seven strangers from different walks of life forced together to complete a Community Payback sentence in Bristol. The first series - which concluded tonight - has proved to be a hit with audiences, including having been streamed over 11 million to date on BBC iPlayer - making it the BBC's biggest comedy launch of 2021.
Talking about the plot of the new episodes, the BBC says: "Following on directly from the first series, The Outlaws still have time to serve on their sentences - but now they must face the fallout from their actions. If they thought the criminal underworld or the local police were done with them, they are sorely mistaken. The Outlaws must depend on one another while working with unlikely allies to atone for their sins - but can they save themselves without sacrificing their souls?"
Christopher Walken, Stephen Merchant, Rhianne Barreto, Gamba Cole, Darren Boyd, Clare Perkins, Eleanor Tomlinson, Jessica Gunning, Charles Babalola, Nina Wadia, Tom Hanson, Aiyana Goodfellow, Dolly Wells, Ian McElhinney and Claes Bang will all reprise their roles in the new run of episodes.
Meanwhile it's been revealed that Julia Davis will guest star in the new series.
Stephen Merchant says: "I am overwhelmed by the wonderful response to The Outlaws. Audiences have fallen in love with the characters as much as I have and my Twitter feed is inundated with people asking for updates on Series 2, so I'm delighted to confirm the entire gang will return for more adventures. If we made The Outlaws sweat in Series 1, we're really turning the heat up second time round."
Jon Petrie, Director of BBC Comedy, says: "The Outlaws has entertained BBC viewers across the nation this autumn and we are thrilled to say the series is the BBC's biggest comedy launch this year. We can't wait for fans to see what Stephen has in store for this second series as our Outlaws come face to face with the consequences of their actions."
Both series of The Outlaws is set to be shown in America next year, via Amazon Prime. Chris Mansolillo from the platform says: "Stephen and Elgin's unlikely band of Outlaws have clearly connected with audiences in the UK, through their compelling storylines, and hilarious and heartfelt performances. We can't wait to introduce The Outlaws to our Prime Video members next year."