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Brassic returning for a record-equalling 7th series on Sky Max

ExclusiveMonday 17th June 2024, 10:21am by Jay Richardson

Brassic. Image shows left to right: Carol Dennings (Bronagh Gallagher), Cardi (Tom Hanson), Farmer Jim (Steve Evets), Vinnie (Joe Gilgun), Erin (Michelle Keegan), Tommo (Ryan Sampson), Ash (Aaron Heffernan), JJ (Parth Thakerar)
  • Brassic has been recommissioned for a 7th series before the 6th has even aired
  • The comedy drama's latest run will see it equal Trollied's record for the longest running narrative comedy on Sky
  • "Brassic is a delight to make and it's a privilege to create more chaos for our loyal and loving audience" said co-creator Danny Brocklehurst

Sky has recommissioned Brassic for a seventh series, equalling the record for the broadcaster's longest running narrative comedy, British Comedy Guide can exclusively reveal.

The order comes before the sixth series launches on Sky Max later this year, and sees the Bafta-nominated comedy drama match the sitcom Trollied's run of seven series.

"Season seven! How did this happen?!? Brassic is a delight to make and it's a privilege to create more chaos for our loyal and loving audience" said Danny Brocklehurst, who created Brassic with the show's star Joe Gilgun.

The comedy follows the lives of Gilgun's character Vinnie O'Neill and his friends in the fictional town of Hawley, scraping a living while committing various petty crimes.

Although cast details, episode count and the writing team for the forthcoming series have yet to be confirmed, previous principal cast members have included Michelle Keegan, Dominic West, Damien Molony, Tom Hanson, Aaron Heffernan, Ryan Sampson, Parth Thakerar, Bronagh Gallagher, Joanna Higson and Steve Evets.

Described by the Guardian as "a hilarious, warm, brutal melange that works because it has heart without sentimentality and authenticity without strain", Brassic's critical reception has generally remained strong over its broadcast five series, with the Radio Times praising it's first Christmas episode in December as "as crass and deliciously dirty as all the episodes of this terrific comedy drama that have gone before.

"It's a great treat to be commissioned for a 50th hour of the madness that is Brassic. All of us cannot wait" said David Livingstone, who executive produces for his company Calamity Films (Last Christmas).

Alex Moody, head of comedy commissioning for Sky Studios, added: "We couldn't be happier that Vinnie and the gang will return for another raucous ride, bringing heart, laughs and Farmer Jim's unrivalled swear-count back to Sky for a seventh series."

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