Dave Gears Up for Sliced Season Two


Sliced, which follows a down-on-his-luck pizza delivery driver in South London, is returning to UKTV’s comedy channel Dave for a second season.

BAFTA-nominated Samson Kayo (Famalam), who plays the main character Joshua, will return to co-write and star in the new 6×40-minute season. The new season of Sliced will air on Dave later this year.

The first three-episode season was watched by over 1.7 million viewers. The series is written by Kayo and Phil Bowker (PhoneShop) and produced by Lovely Electricity.

Kayo said: “We go again! I’m so excited to be back on Dave with series two. Last series was just a taster, now it’s go time! I’m looking forward to creating some more explosively funny and authentic stories with this amazingly talented team.”

Pete Thornton, UKTV’s head of scripted, said: “Samson and Phil make for a formidable creative duo, the Batman and Robin of the writer/performer/just writer comedy world, and they are supported by an extraordinary cast of established talent and rising stars. This is a show that really hits the sweet spot for Dave, we love it with a passion and we can’t wait to make more.”

Luke Hales, Dave’s channel director, said: “Launching Sliced was one of our favorite moments of 2019, we loved working with the brilliant and talented Samson Kayo and Phil Bowker. The fact that the show is loosely based on Samson’s upbringing in South London makes it really modern, authentic and relatable, and the fact that it is co-written by him means it is guaranteed to be very, very funny. Dave is committed to U.K. comedy and in recent years has established itself as the best place to come in the U.K. for fresh, modern and brilliantly funny comedy, Sliced speaks loudly to this ambition.”

Bowker added: “Lovely Electricity are incredibly proud and excited to be back in business with Dave and UKTV. We had such fun making the first series of Sliced and the commissioning of this new six-parter goes to underline UKTV’s commitment to and the showcasing of the best new comedy talent that the U.K. has to offer.”