James Buckley, Sharon Rooney and Paul Kaye will all return for another series of hit fantasy comedy Zapped. The critically-acclaimed UKTV Original series, produced by Baby Cow Productions, will return with a six-episode order (6x40') following the standout success of series one.
The first series saw Brian (James Buckley) grapple with his new surroundings after he was abruptly zapped to a parallel world and the bizarre backwater town of Munty. With the often unhelpful help of wizard Howell (Paul Kaye), Brian tried everything in his might to make it back home, much to soothsayer Barbara's (Sharon Rooney) crushing dismay. The series concluded with Brian throwing away his only chance to get home in an effort to impress his new love Effandra (Miranda Hennessy). Munty regulars Herman (Louis Emerick) and Steg (Ken Collard) return for more magical madness as the extraordinary clan fight to get Brian back where he belongs...
Over the course of the new series, Brian will clash with orcs, lizardmen, psychopathic Fairies, hipster blood-suckers and worst of all, actors. He'll experience a terrifying trial by combat, come under attack from deadly stingbugs and celebrate the biggest day in the Munty calendar - the annual Pear Fair.
Steve Coogan returns as executive producer and says, "I am delighted that UKTV has asked us to travel back to Munty for another six episodes of complete madness. The fantastic cast will return bringing to life the imaginatively funny scripts from the Black Dog boys. I'll be raising a large Rhubarb Seizure to celebrate!"
Zapped goes into production in Pinewood in April and will be broadcast on Dave this autumn alongside the much anticipated new series of Red Dwarf XII. The autumn also sees the return of hit UKTV Originals Taskmaster and Dave Gorman Modern Life is Goodish.
Series one of Zapped is available to watch on UKTV Play