Channel 4 is bringing Mitchell and Webb's Back… back

Justin Harp
Photo credit: Nicky Johnston / Channel 4

From Digital Spy

Channel 4 is so pleased with the impressive ratings for David Mitchell and Robert Webb's new comedy series that it's bringing Back… well, back.

The charming show is more Mitchell vs Webb than Mitchell and Webb, as they play feuding brothers grappling for control of their late father's pub.

Back earned hugely positive reviews from viewers throughout the series, with many proclaiming the half-hour programme a worthy successor to Mitchell and Webb's cult classic Peep Show.

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The upcoming second season will go into production next summer on six half-hour instalments bringing back Mitchell's curmudgeonly Stephen and Webb as his long-lost foster brother Andrew.

"I'm so pleased Channel 4 have given their backing to bringing Back back for a second series," Mitchell joked today (November 15).

"I look back on Back series one with tremendous pride and can't wait to be back working with the whole Back pack when we're all back together making Back."

Webb chimed in: "We're all delighted that Back is where it belongs: back."

Back is among a slate of Channel 4 commissions announced today. Also coming are 25 episodes of The Wedding Shop, a new factual series set in famed designer Ian Stuart's bridal store.

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The Wedding Shop will walk through the process of Ian and his team helping socialites, stars and movers-and-shakers from across the country find their ideal dresses in his 18th century boutique.

Keeping on the theme of love, Channel 4 and All4 will give a diverse group of singles A Year To Fall In Love. This reality show gives viewers unfettered access to these singles' romantic lives as they search for the one.

A Year To Fall In Love will begin as a one-off 60-minute special, which will spin off into an All4 series that continues following the subjects all throughout a 12-month period.

The final new commission isn't exactly warm and fuzzy. Netflix has huge success dramatising the rise and fall of drug kingpin Pablo Escobar in Narcos, so Channel 4 is going to take you on a journey with The Real Narcos.

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SAS: Who Dares Wins' Jason Fox spent years battling the drug war on its frontlines. Now, he'll take viewers deep into the heart of the Cartel's protected territory in Mexico, Peru and Colombia in hopes of trying to understand the very drug lords he once tried to bring down.

"Trying to understand the motivations and inner workings of the people inside the cartels was always something I was fascinated with when fighting against them," Fox said today.

"Meeting the Narcos, unarmed, on their own turf was an incredible and sometimes terrifying experience - it opened my eyes even further to the power they hold and to some of the social and economic pressures which are constantly at play behind them."

All of these shows are coming soon to Channel 4 and All4.

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