Dave returns to Munty with Zapped Series 3

Thursday 26th April 2018, 10:20am

  • Channel Dave has ordered a third series of fantasy comedy Zapped
  • Six new episodes are due to be shown on TV later in 2018

Zapped is to return for a third series.

The fantasy sitcom, which launched on Dave in October 2016, stars James Buckley as Brian Weaver, a simple office worker who is transported to the fantastical land of Munty.

Series 2, broadcast in October last year, ended in a cliffhanger that saw Brian in chains and Paul Kaye‘s wizard character Howell sent to Earth by mistake. The channel says: “The third series promises to be the most inventive and imaginative yet.”

Sharon Rooney, Kenneth Collard and Louis Emerick are set to return for the six new episodes, with the scripts again written by Dan Gaster, Will Ing and Paul Powell.

Commissioner Pete Thornton says: “Zapped has now established itself as one of Dave‘s most popular programmes, and I’m absolutely delighted to be returning to Munty for another series of dazzling comic invention, care of the creative heavyweights at Black Dog and Baby Cow [production companies], complimented by our incredibly talented cast.”

Steve Coogan, who acts as an executive producer on Zapped, says: “I can’t wait to pull up a chair in The Jug And The Other Jug, pour myself a Ginger Steamer and maybe risk a slice of Herman’s legendary fish pie as I rejoin my favourite Muntyites.”

Christine Langan from Baby Cow Productions comments: “We love working with UKTV. Their continued commitment to original comedy means fans can enjoy a third series of magic and madness with Zapped.”

UKTV has also ordered a second series of hospital comedy Porters at the same time. Luke Hales from the network says: “The characters and worlds of both Zapped and Porters have established themselves as rich, distinct and very funny. It’s a pleasure to welcome them back for further adventures and I cannot wait to see what they will be getting up to. They’re a fantastic addition to the channel as part of Dave‘s continued dedication to commissioning original comic content.”

Series 3 of Zapped will be shown on Dave later in 2018.

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