Channel 4's social worker sitcom Damned ends after two series

Friday 8th June 2018, 5:17pm

  • Channel 4 has confirmed that social worker Damned will not be returning for a third series

Damned, the sitcom about social workers, will not return for a third series on Channel 4.

Written by Morwenna Banks and Jo Brand, with Will Smith, the comedy focuses on the harangued and stressed-out social workers employed in Children’s Services at Elm Heath council.

The show launched as a pilot of Sky Arts in 2014, before coming to Channel 4, where it ran for two series. The first run was in 2016, with the second series screened in February and March of this year.

The key characters were played by Jo Brand, Alan Davies, Himesh Patel, Kevin Eldon, Georgie Glen, Isy Suttie, Morwenna Banks and Lolly Adefope.

The format picked up good reviews, with the press noting the show was “tragi-comedy at its best” and that it made “unfunny subjects hilarious”.

News of the show’s cancellation comes as Channel 4 has announced several new series commissions, including Victorian-set Year Of The Rabbit and Home, a sitcom about a Syrian refugee.

A Channel 4 spokesperson told British Comedy Guide: “Across two series of Damned, Jo Brand, Morwenna Banks and the What Larks team created a warm, poignant, and pointed comedy of which we’re incredibly proud. However, with a number of other brand new comedy series already commissioned for 2019, there are currently no plans for a third series.”

Both series of Damned can be watched for free via All 4


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