David Tennant hints at 'bit of a twist' for Staged series two

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 30 December 2020
David Tennant

David Tennant

'Staged' star David Tennant promises "a bit of a twist" for the second series of the BBC One lockdown comedy

David Tennant has promised "a bit of a twist" for the second series of 'Staged'.

The 49-year-old actor – who stars in the BBC One lockdown comedy with Michael Sheen – has opened up on what viewers can expect for season two.

As quoted by RadioTimes.com, David said: "It’s the same set up as before. Michael Sheen and I talking rubbish to each other over the internet from our respective homes, with Georgia and Anna, our other halves, keeping us from becoming too self-indulgent, not always successfully.

"But there is a bit of a twist to it all, which I’m not going to reveal here…”

'Staged' sees the actors playing fictional versions of themselves during the first UK lockdown.

The duo – who also starred together in Amazon Prime Video fantasy series 'Good Omens' in 2019 – are excited for the new series to launch on January 4, and Michael has teased some "surprise" cameos after the likes of Samuel L. Jackson and Judi Dench appeared in the first run.

He added: "We have a lot of amazing surprise appearances which I hope people will enjoy as much as David and I enjoyed doing the scenes with them.

“Having lovely surprises like Judi Dench and Samuel L. Jackson, we have lots more of those surprises in this new series.”

The upcoming episodes will see the two actors navigating their 'new normal' at home with their families, while also trying to tackle the world of 'virtual Hollywood'.

Michael previously 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 – who returns alongside Anna Lundberg, Lucy Eaton, Nina Sosanya and Simon Evans – 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 two!”

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