Last month BBC2 confirmed a second series of Jason Cook’s North East sitcom, Hebburn after it proved a ratings hit on Thursday nights.
Speaking at the time, Cook said: “There was always a longer storyline in my mind for the characters, and during filming of the first series I had a chance to start writing more about them. Once the actors brought them to life, it was easier to start putting those ideas onto paper.”
He added: “The cast all did such a great job with the first series, I could write for them for the rest of my life.”
A second, six-part series of Hebburn is due to air this autumn, with a Christmas special to follow.
Filming begins this summer.