Alma’s Not Normal Renewed for Second Season


BBC Two has ordered a second season of the award-winning comedy series Alma’s Not Normal, created, written and executive produced by Sophie Willan.

The Expectation-produced series centers on Alma Nuthall, played by Willan, and her family of eccentric, unruly women. It celebrates women dealing with the hands they’ve been dealt while still doggedly pursuing their dreams.

Willan and the series have been recognized by four national awards and were nominated for three categories in the upcoming BAFTAs. In 2021, Willan won the BAFTA for Best Comedy Writer for the pilot.

“I’ve been overwhelmed by the response to the show—people seem to really love and relate to the Nuthalls, which means a lot, and to get the chance to continue that story is beyond what I could have hoped for,” Willan said. “That, on the back of the awards we’ve received, is a bit mind-blowing if I’m honest. To be recognised by BAFTA, Broadcast Awards, the Royal Television Society, peers and our audience in such a way is a real honor. I’m thrilled to get back in the writing room to see where Alma’s journey takes us next.”

Nerys Evans, executive producer and Expectation’s creative director of scripted, said, “Sophie Willan is one of the most naturally gifted comedy writers I’ve had the pleasure of working with. It’s been so wonderful seeing the response to Alma’s Not Normal. Viewers have connected so instantly to Sophie’s characters. Like everyone else, I can’t wait to see what Alma and her brilliant family do next.”

Jon Petrie, BBC’s director of comedy commissioning, added, “We couldn’t be prouder to commission the award-winning Alma’s Not Normal for a second series. It’s a privilege to work with Sophie and her brilliantly bold and original comedy brain. Sophie embodies everything that you can achieve with the unique opportunities BBC Comedy can offer exciting new voices.”