The BBC announces that Danny Cohen, Controller, BBC One and Cheryl Taylor, Controller, Comedy Commissioning, have recommissioned a third series of BBC One’s In-House produced sit-com, Mrs Brown’s Boys – before the second series has begun airing.
Originally a theatrical production, Mrs Brown’s Boys is created, written by and starring Brendan O’Carroll as misbehaving matriarch Agnes Brown. The television series features the regular cast of the stage production, including Brendan’s real-life wife as Cathy, his daughter Fiona O’Carroll as Maria, his son Danny O’Carroll as Buster and his sister Eilish O’Carroll as Winnie McGoogan.
Danny Cohen said: “Mrs Brown’s Boys is a joyful, laugh-out-loud comedy that I’m delighted to have on BBC One. It’s great news for us that we are extending our deal to a third series.”
Cheryl Taylor said: “The new Mrs Brown’s episodes are rip-roaring fun and will delight her ever growing army of fans. I am pleased as punch that we are commissioning series three – go Agnes!”
Brendan O’Carroll said: “What an extraordinary Christmas present. The BBC must be mad. To allow us to dress up and play again is an extraordinary gift and we genuinely don’t take it lightly. We’re overwhelmed with the support of the audience and hopefully when they see what we’ve done with the second series they’ll see that maybe the BBC is not totally mad.”
The second series of Mrs Brown’s Boys will begin on BBC One in December with a Christmas Special. When aired earlier this year, the series one viewing figures peaked at more than four million.
Mrs Brown’s Boys is created, written by and stars Brendan O’Carroll. It is a BBC Scotland/BBC Productions co-production with BOCPIX, in association with RTE.
Executive producer for BBC Scotland is Ewan Angus and Justin Healy for RTE. The series is produced by Stephen McCrum (BBC) and the Producer for BOCPIX is Martin Delany. The series is Executive produced by Mark Freeland (BBC) and directed by Ben Kellett.