New Channel 4 show Hullraisers proved popular with audiences, but will it return for a second series?
Viewers of the hit comedy series Hullraisers are wondering if the Channel 4 show will return for a second season.
The spin-off of Lucy Beaumont from the Israeli sitcom Little Mom follows the lives of three working-class women living in Hull; self-proclaimed actress and messy mother Toni, her older sister Paula and best friend Rana as they go about their daily lives.
All six episodes of the first season are available on All 4.
What happens in season 1 and who is the cast?
Filmed in Hull and Leeds, the sitcom explores the hilarious reality of being a working-class woman juggling work, family, relationships and friends while trying to have fun.
Created by Hull-raised actress and comedian Beaumont (Meet the Richardsons), the show stars Taj Atwal (Rana) from BBC Line of Duty, Sinead Matthews (Paula) from The Crown and Leah Brotherhead (Toni), best known for her role in Bridgerton by Netflix.
Cameos include Craig Parkinson, Perry Fitzpatrick and Yanick Ghanty.
Will there be a second season of Hullraisers?
Currently, Hullraisers hasn’t been officially renewed for a second season, but when it returns viewers can most likely expect to see all of the main cast again.
Creators Beaumont, Anne-Maire O’Connor (Trollied) and Caroline Moran (Raised by Wolves) are keen on continuing to tell the stories via relatable female characters and keeping Hull at the forefront.
Speaking to Channel 4, Beaumont said: “I’m really proud of it [the series] because I feel like everyone was on the same page with the class thing.
“There are a lot of production companies that are very London-centric. We see very little authentic portrayal of the working class, especially in comedy, I had so little to relate to and that annoyed me.”
O’Connor said it was important to balance authenticity and representation.
“It’s okay to be ambitious, but representation on television is really important to me, especially for working-class people coming through the industry,” she said.
“If these stories are authentic, it resonates with the audience. To see something like Hull portrayed truthfully is like the Holy Grail, especially in comedy.”
What did Hullraisers fans say?
Audiences have taken to social media to express their love for the show in hopes it will return for a second season.
“That can not be. There MUST be another series of Hullraisers! I’ve never laughed so much!” one fan tweeted.
“I’ve read it all, but Hullraisers is one of the best new comedies I’ve ever seen! I hope it comes back for a second season.”
While another tagged creators Lucy and Caroline to thank them: “Dear Lucy and Caroline, how can I and we ever thank you enough for the last six weeks of fun in Hull, it’s been a blast. Can we please see more Toni, Rana and Paula and have a second series on Channel 4? Thank you to all cast members
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