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Thursday 9 November 2023

Romesh Ranganathan’s BBC One comedy Avoidance - 2nd Series announced

Romesh Ranganathan takes the lead in "Avoidance," a series delving into the art of navigating life by sidestepping conflict, evading decisions, and steering clear of the ensuing chaos. While the first series revolved around a breakup and the process of rebuilding a shattered home, the upcoming second series explores the complexities of falling in love, messy reconciliations, and the introduction of a baby into the mix.

Filming commenced this week, bringing back familiar faces alongside Romesh Ranganathan, including Jessica Knappett (Drifters), Kieran Logendra, Mandeep Dhillon (Afterlife), Lisa McGrillis (Mum), and Bruce Mackinnon (The Catherine Tate Show).

Joining the cast for the second series are new additions such as Matthew Lewis (Harry Potter), Aisling Bea (This Way Up), Louise Ford (The Windsors), Olive Tennant (Belfast), Alex Ranganathan, Jessica Ransom (Horrible Histories), Paula Wilcox (Upstart Crow), Philip Jackson (Brassed Off), Ed Kear (Here We Go), Colin Hoult (Murder in Successville), Michael Spicer (The Room Next Door), and Brona C Titley (The Outlaws).

Romesh Ranganathan expresses his delight at being back on set with the stellar cast, humorously noting the compensation of working with the ensemble almost making up for the recent ordeal of a spandex-filled wardrobe fitting.

"Avoidance" (6 x 30) is a Ranga Bee production for BBC One and BBC iPlayer. The series was commissioned by Jon Petrie, Director of BBC Comedy, and is the brainchild of Romesh Ranganathan and Benjamin Green, with Green also taking on the directorial role. The writing credits go to Romesh Ranganathan, Benjamin Green, and Jessica Knappett. Andrew Harvey serves as the producer, while Michelle Farr-Scott, Romesh Ranganathan, and Benjamin Green take on the roles of Executive Producers. Tanya Qureshi is the BBC Commissioning Editor. Both series one and two of "Avoidance" are internationally distributed by BBC Studios.

Details on the scheduling of "Avoidance" will be announced in due course, promising audiences another round of comedic escapades and avoidance tactics.

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