Ladhood to end with Series 3

Friday 22nd July 2022, 3:47pm

  • Ladhood, the sitcom created by Liam Williams, is returning to BBC Three this summer for Series 3
  • However, it has been announced that this forthcoming six-part series will see the comedy come to a conclusion
  • Williams says: "I have simply run out of memories. Thanks to everyone who's watched or worked on the show"
Ladhood. Image shows from L to R: Addy (Aqib Khan), Ralph (Samuel Bottomley), Liam (Liam Williams), Young Liam (Oscar Kennedy), Craggy (Shaun Thomas)

The forthcoming series of BBC Three sitcom Ladhood will see the comedy written by and starring Liam Williams come to a conclusion.

Writing on Twitter, Williams explained: "Update for my followers: Ladhood Series 3 will broadcast 'end of summer'. It's likely to be, I am in many ways sad to say, the final series, as I have simply run out of memories. Thanks to everyone who's watched or worked on the show. I am beyond grateful."

In a statement released by the BBC, he added: "It's been a bittersweet privilege to make this final full series of Ladhood with an unimprovable cast and crew and an excellent new director, Ruth Pickett. Thanks to everyone who's ever watched or contributed to the programme, not least producer Joe Nunnery for whose hard work and dedication I am almost inexpressibly grateful".

The six-part third series, which is due to be broadcast later this summer, sees young Liam (Oscar Kennedy) standing on the threshold of adulthood, as he approaches the end of sixth form and eyes up a potential place at a top university. "All he has to do is ace the interview, nail his exams, and not get side-tracked by the more exciting adventures on offer with his best mates Ralph (Samuel Bottomley), Addy (Aqib Khan) and Craggy (Shaun Thomas). How hard can that be?"

As in previous series, the noughties timeline runs in parallel to scenes of Liam in the present day, reflecting on his teenage years in Garforth and trying his best not to make the same mistakes again.

Josh Cole from BBC Studios says: "We're so proud of this final series of Ladhood. Liam has created such a special show, and this one is better than ever. Much like the end of school it's never easy to say goodbye but Ladhood is going out on a high and will live on in our hearts - and more importantly on iPlayer".

Commissioning editor Seb Barwell comments: "Ladhood Series 3 sees the joyous teenage larks and rueful mid-life reflections of previous series come together in a perfectly-executed climax that confirms Liam as one of the UK's sharpest comic minds."

The first two series of Ladhood are on BBC iPlayer

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