Kildare comedian Aisling Bea will return for a second run of her Channel 4 comedy series This Way Up.
The comedy about sisters Aine (Bea) and Shona (Sharon Horgan) first aired in 2019 and according to a statement about series two, fans can expect more "bittersweet sister-related shenanigans, including ill-advised trips to infra-red saunas, and possibly another sung duet…to give the people what they want."
Set after the events of the series one finale, the new run finds Aine start to leave her time in rehab behind and live less cautiously.
Shona is now engaged to Vish’s (Aasif Mandvi), despite kissing business partner, Charlotte (Indira Varma).
"I am over the moon that our little baby This Way Up gets to grow up and start school," Bea said in a statement. "Thanks to its grandparents Channel 4 and Hulu for paying its school fees and to my wonderful team, crew and cast for helping bring it to life the first-time round."
She continued, "I was so overwhelmed by the love and support for the show. The themes of loneliness and vulnerability seemed to connect in a far more widespread way than I had anticipated, and it feels particularly relevant writing series two during the last few months.
"I was so touched by the people from different countries, ages, genders and backgrounds who have gotten in touch to share their stories since the show has aired.
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"I'm entirely grateful to be working and to be able to get our brilliant team back to work too, even though it is odd as hell filming during a worldwide pandemic," Bea continued.
"Our priority will be to keep our crew and cast safe and healthy whilst also staying creative and trying to make the best show we can.
She added: "I hope you love seeing where Aine and Shona have moved on to. In the meantime, thank you to everyone who has offered myself and Sharon large record deals since hearing us sing Zombie and please wear a mask literally, but drop your metaphorical one."