'Overlooked' Scouse comedy future confirmed as ITV blown away by response

ITV has announced G'wed will return for series 2 and 3
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ITV has announced G'wed will return for a further two seasons.

The Merseyside-set comedy arrived on ITVX earlier this year and has been a smash hit success. The six part series follows the lives of a group of kids in Year 11 at school and has been watched over six million times. The show received rave reviews with Stuart Heritage from the Guardian describing it as "criminally overlooked".

G'wed is penned by Danny Kenny, who is thrilled that the show will return. The writer, from Wallasey, said: "It’s amazing and exciting that we get to do this again and I can't wait for series 2 and 3 next year.”

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The sitcom featured a talented group of Scouse actors, who won acclaim for the way they infused the show with heart and humour. Lead actor, Dylan Thomas-Smith, who plays Reece in the show, has been nominated as a Breakthrough Talent in this year’s Edinburgh TV Awards.

The actor is part of an ensemble that also includes Jake Kenny-Byrne, Max Ainsworth, Dominic Murphy, Zak Douglas, Amber Harrison and Gemma Barraclough. G'wed is ITVX's most successful comedy since Changing Ends and the show's executive producer said it is a sign that "comedy really is back in the building."

Mario Stylianides, Executive Producer at Golden Path Productions Ltd said: "There was so much love for G’wed from audiences far and wide. It’s great that we’ll get the chance to spend even more time exploring the joyful complicated lives of our Scouse characters.”

ITV's Head of Comedy heaped praise on the show and can't to see more. Nana Hughes said: "It is great to see that G’wed has resonated with our audiences across ITVX, ITV1 and ITV2! Danny Kenny’s writing had us crying with laughter one second, crying real tears the next and then back to laughter.

"And the hugely talented cast brought so much charm and cheek to the show, we can’t wait to welcome everyone back to Liverpool for a second and third series when G’wed returns in 2025.”

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