Will There Be A Third Series Of Staged?

After the first two highly successful and critically accliamed series' of David Tennant and Michael Sheen's lockdown comedy Staged, fans are hoping that they may return for a third series. Here's what we know so far about the possibility of a third series so far...

In an interview with Radio Times, writer and creator Simon Evans said that although there are currently no plans for Staged to conitine past the second series he would love the opportunity to work with it's stars David and Michael again:

“I mean, look, let’s be honest, if there was an opportunity to write again for David and Michael, I would do it in a heartbeat. They are absolutely gorgeous. They make [my writing] 200 per cent better just by showing up and reading it,” he said.

He added: “Yeah, of course, if there was the opportunity to do a special if the right idea came along, to make some more [Staged] if the context were right, then that would be lovely. But I’ve seen enough things try to outstay their welcome, so the last thing I would want to do is to damage what I’m really proud [of]… so I wouldn’t want to risk that.”

He also added that he would like to "up the ante" for a third series saying:

“I think I would probably have to [include another twist]. I mean, I’m relatively new to television and thrilled to be in these waters with these amazing people, but when I was working in theatre – and before that I was a magician – my whole area of passion is if you’ve got an audience, let’s play with them a little bit, let’s tease them and titillate them and let’s surprise them, wherever we possible can…”

He added: “Certainly if we were to do more Staged, it would probably have to up the ante again, because people will be expecting something now. So we’d have to surprise everybody.

“Whether or not there is one [a third season], I think I’d need a bit of time to work out what that [twist] could be.”

Series 1 & 2 of Staged are now streaming on BBC iPlayer in the UK.

A DVD of Series 1 & 2 is released in the UK on 15th February and can be pre-ordered here.

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