Alma's Not Normal future beyond series 1 confirmed by BBC

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Alma's Not Normal has achieved a host of award attention for its critically acclaimed first series, and is now officially confirmed for a second series.

Created by and starring The Circle narrator Sophie Willan, the series focuses on the titular Alma as she tries to make something of her life, having grown up in care and left school without qualifications.

It has tackled things like sexuality, substance abuse, mental health, and the state of working class people in modern Britain, receiving plenty of praise and award nominations in the process.

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In a statement about the renewal, Willan said: "I've been overwhelmed by the response to the show – people seem to really love and relate to the Nuthalls which means a lot and to get the chance to continue that story is beyond what I could have hoped for.

"That on the back of the awards we've received is a bit mind-blowing if I'm honest. To be recognised by BAFTA, Broadcast Awards, The Royal Television Society, peers and our audience in such a way is a real honour. I'm thrilled to get back in the writing room to see where Alma's journey takes us next."

The BBC's Director of Comedy Commissioning, Jon Petrie, added: "We couldn't be prouder to commission the Award-winning Alma's Not Normal for a second series. It's a privilege to work with Sophie and her brilliantly bold and original comedy brain.

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Photo credit: BBC

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"Sophie embodies everything that you can achieve with the unique opportunities BBC Comedy can offer exciting new voices."

We don't know when series 2 is set to be released, but series 1 is still available to watch on iPlayer now.

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