Big Boys has been confirmed to return for a second season.
Released to widespread critical acclaim earlier this year, the British sitcom stars Dylan Llewellyn and Jon Pointing as Jack and Danny, respectively, first-year university students who live together in a disused shed on campus.
Set in 2013, Jack is a shy, closeted journalism student coming to terms with his father’s death and Danny is a confident “lad”-type who tries to drag Jack out of his comfort zone, while dealing with his own mental health issues.
Llewellyn’s character is a semi-fictionalised version of Jack Rooke, who created and wrote the series and also serves as narrator.
Following the renewal, Rooke said in a statement: “The response to Big Boys series 1 has been so phenomenally kind, heartwarming and beyond anything any of us could have hoped for, the fact we got onto Gogglebox is probably the proudest moment of mine and my mum’s lives (she got over 100 likes on Facebook for it!).
“And so after a huge spitroast at Harvester, I decided I probably do have some more embarrassing stories about me and my mates to mine for comic material so get ready for an even more cringe second year at Brent University.”
Charlie Perkins, Head of Comedy at Channel 4, added: “I’m so happy to confirm that Big Boys is returning. This is one of my first commissions as Head of Comedy at Channel 4 and it fits squarely into what I think makes the greatest comedy; so much heart blended with so much silliness.
— Channel 4 Press (@C4Press) August 23, 2022
“Jack is a very special person. I can’t wait for what’s to come in series two.”
Ash Atalla, Managing Director at Roughcut TV, teased more “sex, drugs and tears” in season two while praising the “heart and soul” of Rooke.
Big Boys also stars Katy Wix as Jules, Camille Coduri as Peggy, Izuka Hoyle as Corinne and Olisa Odele as Yemi.
Season two is expected to premiere in 2023.
You can watch the entire first season now on All 4.