BBC Two has renewed Ben Elton’s William Shakespeare sitcom Upstart Crow for Series 2 and a Christmas special to air in 2017, RadioTimes reports.
BBC controller of comedy commissioning Shane Allen said of the six-episode renewal:
“What with the brilliant response to Ben’s re-imagination of Will Shakespeare’s world and the uniquely entertaining cast, it would be madness not to bring Upstart Crow back for a second series.”
Ben Elton added:
“Making a sitcom for the BBC is the holy grail of British comedy writing. I am absolutely thrilled that Upstart Crow has earned a second series and am sorry for some of the things I thought about the Bard while studying for my English Lit O Level.”