Channel 4 has commissioned Bridget Christie’s comedy series, The Change, produced by Expectation, for a second series.

The BAFTA-nominated comedy is created, written by, and stars the stand-up comedian, actor, and writer Bridget Christie. Filming on the new series starts later this year.

At the start of series two, Linda (Bridget Christie) has got some explaining to do. Faced with the repercussions of the lies she’s told the forest community, along with losing the Mother Tree, and the arrival of husband Steve who has come to bring her home, Linda’s future in the forest looks uncertain. But she’s already come a long way since being mother/wife/homemaker Linda Jane Jenkins of Swindon, and her journey is far from over.  She may have only been Eel Queen for a day, but something’s changed in Linda which means she’s not done yet – in fact she’s only just started. But little does she realise what a huge impact this decision will have on the town…and Steve.

Bridget Christie said, “What??? I’ve got a SECOND series?! What was the first one about?”

Charlie Perkins, Head of Comedy, Channel 4 said, “Of course soon after the Spring Equinox feels like the perfect time to celebrate the return of The Change to Channel 4. The critical and cultural response to series one was special; celebrating a distinctive, artistic, and uniquely funny take on subject matter we hadn’t seen reflected in comedy before. We’re looking forward to being back with Bridget, Expectation and the eels in The Forest Of Dean.”

Morwenna Gordon, Executive Producer, Expectation said, “Bridget has created something very special in The Change, with Linda and her ‘coming of age’ story with a twist. From stacking the dishwasher and timing her chores, to taking off on a Triumph, climbing trees and being crowned an Eel Queen, the show puts too-often invisible, middle-aged women squarely in the spotlight – in motorbike leathers and a headdress – and for that we are eternally grateful! So, we are delighted to be bringing it back to Channel 4 for a second series to let Linda continue her journey.”

The Change series two was commissioned by Charlie Perkins, Head of Comedy and Laura Riseam, Commissioning Editor for Comedy at Channel 4. The series is produced by Expectation and executive producers are Bridget Christie, Nerys Evans and Morwenna Gordon. The producer is Lisa Mitchell. BBC Studios, who have a minority investment stake in Expectation, are handling international distribution of the series.

Casting for series two will be announced in due course.

Jon Creamer

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