UK: Staged ‘The Warthog And The Mongoose, Part One’ Premieres On BBC One Tonight
The new series of Staged continues on BBC One tonight at 9.45pm. The full series is also available to stream on BBC iPlayer.
This series sees David Tennant and Michael Sheen attempt to navigate their ‘new normal’ at home with their increasingly exasperated families whilst simultaneously trying to tackle the world of ‘virtual Hollywood’ and their ever more fragile egos.
Also returning for the new series are Georgia Tennant, Anna Lundberg and Lucy Eaton alongside Nina Sosanya and Simon Evans with new addition to the regular cast Primetime Emmy-winner Ben Schwartz, playing the assistant to Michael and David’s American agent.
Following on from the surprise appearances in series one of Judi Dench and Samuel L Jackson this series sees the regulars joined in their virtual hell by a whole host of unexpected guests.
The series hopes to capture our shared feelings of frustration and confusion at a world not quite ready to re-open. Moments that promise normality dashed before they can take hold. The tantalising prospect of comfort kept at bay.
Episode 5 The Warthog And The Mongoose, Part 1
The boys are butting heads, not helped by having to read with various new potential cast members. They are increasingly annoyed at each new interaction while Simon tries to keep the ship steady and Georgia marshals her charity team.