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Sunday 21 August 2022

The Curse Season 2 coming to Channel 4

The Curse, a crime-comedy escapade, has been recommissioned by Channel 4 for a second season. Director James De Frond (Murder in Successville, King Gary), writer Tom Davis, and writers Steve Stamp, Allan Mustafa, Hugo Chegwin (People Just Do Nothing), and Emer Kenny collaborated on the script (Pramface).

Eighteen months after the spectacular airport escape, incarceration, and murderous conclusion of the season one finale, the gang is back in The Curse for their second season. It's 1985, and Albert (Allan Mustafa), Tash (Emer Kenny), and Sidney (Steve Stamp) have moved to the sunny Costa Del Sol, which has recently been dubbed the Costa Del Crime. At the time, UK criminals used this area as a haven because there was no extradition agreement between the governments of the UK and Spain, so they were completely untouchable.

Albert and Tash have invested the money from the gold in a dream restaurant and hotel business, whilst Sidney under the new alias 'Andrew' runs a bar on the beach. Meanwhile, Big Mick (Tom Davis) is in prison awaiting trial, very much enjoying the fame that follows now being officially associated with the biggest gold heist in history and Phil 'The Captain' Pocket (Hugo Chegwin) is dead. In the shadows, frustrated Detectives Saunders and Thread, who are powerless to make arrests, have no choice but to go deep undercover in Spain to gather evidence on the whereabouts of the golden haul.

What becomes quickly evident is that Spain isn't all it's cracked up to be. The stakes are higher, the gangsters are scarier, and the vultures are beginning to circle. Behind the cocktails around the pool and the paradise façade the calamitous gang have very much got out of the frying pan and into the fire. The Curse takes hold in the Spanish heat and it's a guessing game who will get out alive.

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