Man Like Mobeen to return for third series

The show about young Pakistani Muslim man will film new episodes later this year.

Man Like Mobeen will return for a third series, it has been confirmed.

The BBC Three comedy will start filming new episodes in Birmingham later this year.

Written and created by Guz Khan and Andy Milligan, the show stars Khan as Mobeen as a Pakistani Muslim who is trying to follow his faith, lead a good life and make sure his sister fulfils her potential – while juggling this with his criminal past.

It also stars Tez Ilyas as Eight, Tolu Ogunmefun as Nate and Duaa Karim as Aks and is set in Small Heath, described as “a reported no go zone for anyone who isn’t Muslim and a hotbed for terrorist activity”.

The new episodes will follow on from a cliffhanger at the end of the last series and will return to Small Heath now that Mobeen’s life has been turned upside down.

It will explore if  he passed the point of no return and discover what path he will take next.

Khan said: “Woah, series three of Man Like Mobeen?! This is dope news, we have a chance to create even more authentic stories for the people.

“I can’t wait to get cracking, providing Mobeen and me can stay out of prison, does anyone know a good solicitor?”

Myfanwy Moore, head of comedy at production company Tiger Aspect, added: “I’m so glad we all get to hang out with Mobeen and the gang again, and particularly now – it’s liberating to be able to make a comedy show that talks about things other shows don’t.

“Thanks to the brilliant Guz Khan and the team, and their genuine love for Small Heath and Birmingham, we can’t wait to show people what the crew are up to next.”