Michael Sheen and David Tennant have confirmed a second series of their lockdown comedy show Staged with a hilarious first-look clip.
The pair will be seen playing themselves once more, as they attempt to adapt to the ‘new normal’ and navigate Hollywood careers via Zoom.
In the first teaser from the new episodes, David and Michael are seen chatting to the assistant to their agent over video call – but it doesn’t seem to be going well.
In the clip, Parks and Recreation star Ben Schwartz, who has joined the cast for the second series as the assistant, realises he has been sending Michael’s jobs to the wrong person.
‘Did you get the Tenet audition?’, he asks. ‘The Joker? Did you get that? You got a straight offer for Joker, did you get that?’
The second series promises to be just as funny as the first, which saw the fictional versions of David and Michael trying to rehearse for a West End production after being furloughed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The upcoming episodes will also see the return of Georgia Tennant, Anna Lundberg and Lucy Eaton, as well as Nina Sosanya and Simon Evans.
As before, the series has been shot using a combination of self-shooting and video conference calls, mirroring how everyone has had to adapt amid lockdown.
The show was the perfect coronavirus-friendly production, given that the cast and crew did not need to interact in person.
Michael said: ‘It’s been so great to see how much people enjoyed the first series. Seemed like the laughs were much appreciated.
‘It made us really excited about taking it further and going in some surprising and hopefully enjoyable directions this time.’
Georgia Tennant added: ‘The prospect of getting my husband back into employment alongside the divine Ben Schwartz and the hairy, Welsh legend that is Michael Sheen all makes me very happy to be back for Series 2!’
Staged is available now on BBC iPlayer.
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