BBC Three has given the geen light to not just one but two more series of the Taylor Lautner-starring sitcom Cuckoo after it’s successful relaunch on the channel’s now online-only service.
A fourth and fifth season of the award-winning British comedy, which also stars Greg Davies, Tyger Drew-Honey, Esther Smith and Helen Baxendale, have now been commissioned.
According to the BBC, the third series – one of BBC Three’s flagship relaunch titles – has been a permanent fixture in BBC iPlayer’s Most Popular since the channel moved online. The seven-part series has also proved popular with audiences on BBC One, with the final episode of the current series airing on Monday 4 April at 10.45pm.
Damian Kavanagh, controller of BBC Three, says: “Cuckoo is brilliant. It’s coming back to BBC Three for two new series. What’s not to love about that? BBC Three is all about backing the best original British comedy that young people love, and they love Cuckoo.”
Shane Allen, Controller of BBC Comedy, says: “Cuckoo has proved itself as a monster BBC Three hit with plenty more comedy gas in the tank. It is world-class in the writing, performance and direction and a great sign of what BBC Three can achieve. The opportunity for long-form comedy remains a huge priority on Three as we back 10 series a year with the best of new British comedy talent.”
Production on the fourth series will begin later this year.