Hit comedy White Gold will head back to 80’s Essex for a second series for BBC Two
Damon Beesley’s White Gold from Fudge Park Productions will return for a second series, with Ed Westwick, Joe Thomas and James Buckley all donning their shiniest suits once more to continue their raucous exploits as Essex’s most notorious double glazing salesmen.
“Vincent Swan charms his way back on screen alongside this outstanding ensemble cast for another series. The reaction to the first series has been terrific, with an enormous audience boost from the iPlayer box set release. In series two, the swindles spread abroad to cover the Spanish timeshare apartment gold rush. Expect to see Ed Westwick in some tight swimming trunks.”
Damon Beesley, writer, director and co-founder of Fudge Park Productions says: “It’s both an honour and a pleasure to be working with the BBC again on a second series of White Gold. I like to think of it as selling them a series two conservatory to go with their series one patio doors. I’m especially looking forward to watching re-runs of Top of the Pops ’85 for ‘research’.”
A spokesperson said: “I am delighted White Gold is returning to BBC Two next year. The first series was a great new tone on the channel and I can’t wait for the audience to see where Vince’s schemes and capers take us next time.”
The first series premiered to critical and audience acclaim as the leading men introduced viewers to the sex, drugs and often amoral world of the 1980s double glazing boom. It is BBC Two’s biggest comedy launch of the year, and the second highest comedy of the year on BBC iPlayer, with over five million requests so far (behind Peter Kay’s Car Share).
Charismatic but corrupt salesman Vincent Swan (Westwick), faced a fall from grace as he lost his job, wife, and house in his bid for professional glory. Can he rescue everything with one final gamble in a race to placate the tax man? We’ll see the results in the second series, where Vincent and the Cachet Windows team delve deeper into Essex’s criminal underworld.
A second 6 x 30min series will be filmed in Essex later this year and is set to return to BBC Two in 2018.
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