Monday, 10 February 2020
Ladhood lands a second series
BBC Three has ordered a second series of Ladhood, the coming-of-age comedy from the Bafta-nominated writer, actor and comedian, Liam Williams.
Adapted from his original BBC Radio 4 series, Ladhood straddles two timelines as Liam explores the roots of modern-day masculinity, by delving into the memories of his own misspent adolescence in the Leeds suburb of Garforth during the early noughties.
Across the series Liam and his best mates Ralph, Addy and Craggy go through many of the teenage rites of passage. Getting get drunk, trying drugs, ending up in fights, falling in love and falling apart.
Ladhood launched in December 2019 on BBC Three and BBC iPlayer with a slot on BBC One in January 2020.
Liam Williams says: "I'm excited and honoured to have another chance to work with a tremendously talented cast and crew in giving my own grubby memories far more gravitas than they deserve."
Shane Allen, Controller of Comedy Commissioning, says: “Ladhood has a terrific concept which audiences have found really engaging. Liam’s deft writing manages to both excoriate and celebrate the trials and tribulations of those formative late teen years as he traces back the roots of the person he then became in adulthood. With a superb cast and a soundtrack to boot, this keeps the BBC Three comedy flame burning brighter than ever.”