Another Season of Count Arthur Strong for BBC One


LONDON: BBC One has commissioned a third season of Count Arthur Strong, a comedy series created by and starring Steve Delaney.

Count Arthur Strong first debuted on BBC Two in 2013 before moving to BBC One for its second season, which premiered earlier this year. The show is produced by FremantleMedia's Retort, Komedia Entertainment and Delightful Industries. The third season will see Arthur continue to pursue his dreams of stardom at whatever cost. It is slated to begin production in 2016 for broadcast later that year.

Writer Graham Linehan commented: "Very happy to hear that Arthur, Michael and the gang will have more adventures. And we've got some crackers lined up for this series…."

Delaney said: "I'm thrilled, delighted and humbled that BBC One have requested another series of Count Arthur Strong. Where do I sign? Quick, before they change their minds!"

Shane Allen, controller of comedy commissioning for the BBC, noted: "How could we resist bringing back this character-comedy masterclass which blends the joyfully daft with skillfully inventive plotting? Series two really hit its stride and the move to BBC One has brought the audience response we were hoping for. It's a privilege to be working with these writing and performing talents at the top of their game."

Jon Rolph, the managing director of Retort and executive producer, remarked: "It's a joy and a privilege to be irresistibly drawn into Arthur's world, and we're delighted that the BBC One audience think so, too."

Richard Daws, exec producer from Komedia, added: "It appears Count Arthur is edging ever closer to becoming the national treasure he has always imagined he was."