British Comedy Cuckoo Lands Two-Season Renewal


LONDON: BBC Three has ordered a further two seasons of the comedy Cuckoo from Roughcut TV.

Cuckoo will return for a fourth and fifth season. The series stars Greg Davies, Taylor Lautner, Tyger Drew-Honey, Esther Smith and Helen Baxendale. One of BBC Three’s flagship launch titles, the show has been a fixture in BBC iPlayer’s “most popular” section.

Damian Kavanagh, the controller of BBC Three, said, “Cuckoo is brilliant, it’s coming back to BBC Three for two new series. What’s not to love about that? BBC Three is all about backing the best original British comedy that young people love, and they love Cuckoo.”

Shane Allen, the controller of comedy for the BBC, added, “Cuckoo has proved itself as a monster BBC Three hit with plenty more comedy gas in the tank. It is world class in the writing, performance and direction and a great sign of what BBC Three can achieve. The opportunity for long-form comedy remains a huge priority on Three as we back ten series a year with the best of new British comedy talent.”

Dan Hine, executive producer for Roughcut TV, commented, “Like anxious parents, we watched Cuckoo leap into the brave new world of BBC Three online but we needn’t have worried. We’re delighted it connected with such a wide audience and the response to this series has been outstanding which is testament to our hugely talented cast and crew. We can’t wait to engineer another few rounds of mayhem for Dale, Chief Ken and the rest of the Thompson clan.”