Online superstars The Midnight Beast will bring their all singing, all dancing brand of comedy back to E4 with a new series in 2014.
Band members Stefan Abingdon, Dru Wakely and Ashley Horne will continue to "staple their songs and stupid real-life experiences together." But this time they've fallen on hard times and are having to earn their keep in an ex-Bingo Hall run by a fearsome "East End Granny" and her two grand-daughters. As the Beasts live in hope of one day becoming the venue's house band, their lives will once again be thrown into mayhem and push them to their limits.
The Beasts said: "Yet again for some unknown reason E4 have given us a playground to fill up with all kinds of ludicrous shit... DID THEY SEE THE FIRST SERIES? Since they told us we've been hard at work in our laboratory carefully crafting the most outrageous musical comedy cocktails set to blow up in some faces... Are we excited? Yes. Will we be getting back old friends? Yes. Will we be putting our dicks in socks again? Probably not... That's so 2012. Will we be releasing a brand new album coincided with the show that we'll be shamelessly plugging from this day forth? Well of course we will. Round two DING, DING, DING."
Deputy Head of Comedy, Nerys Evans who re-commissioned the series said: "We're really thrilled to be working with the Beasts on another series, as well as the clever people at Warp, we're delighted that there's going to be even more music and mischief to come from this talented trio."
Filming will take place in autumn, this year of the 6 x 30min series, for a 2014 transmission on E4.
A whole array of new, original songs from the band - Stefan Abingdon, Ashley Horne and Dru Wakely - will feature in the scripts written by lead writer Tom Edge, and writing teams Nathan Auerbach & Daniel Berg, and Daran Johnson & Joe Parham.
The second series of The Midnight Beast will be directed by Al Campbell (Charlie Brooker's Newswipe, It's Kevin) and produced by James Dean (This Is Jinsy). Executive Producers are Mary Burke, Robin Gutch, Cathy Mason and Rachel Mason. The Commissioning Editor is Nerys Evans at Channel 4. The series is a Warp Films production in association with The Midnight Beast.
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