Channel 4 has ordered a second series of The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan.
The series, co-produced by Expectation and Gilligan’s production company Momo G, will return to Channel 4 next year. The order comes after Gilligan’s Bafta TV nomination for the first run, picking up a nod in the Entertainment Performance category, as well as his recent lockdown series Mo Gilligan’s All Star Happy Hour.
Mo Gilligan said: “This is incredible news. This was always a really bold, ambiguous project and I’m really proud of what we’ve achieved as a team. I’d like to thank each and every person who has watched, supported and shared the show. You make Lateish the triumph it is, and I am so grateful. Time for more Nursery Grimes!”
The first series which aired in Summer 2019 featured games, sketches, music and chat with stars from the worlds of entertainment, music and sport including Tyson Fury, Riz Ahmed, Jada Pinkett Smith, David Schwimmer and Kelis.
The 6 x 60’ series is commissioned for Channel 4 by Phil Harris, Head of Entertainment and Tom Beck, Head of Live Events and Commissioning Editor for Entertainment at Channel 4. Executive Producers are Ben Wicks for Expectation and Pollyanna McGirr and David Geli for Momo G.
Phil Harris, Head of Entertainment at Channel 4 said, “We are delighted Mo is fronting a new series of BAFTA nominated The Lateish Show. He has an infectious energy on and off screen and there’s nobody better than Mo to bring our audiences the fun we all want in 2021.”
Tom Beck, Head of Live Events and Commissioning Editor, Entertainment at Channel 4 comments: “Mo is an exceptional performer and an incredibly exciting entertainment star. We love working with him and couldn’t be prouder of his brilliant BAFTA nod for series one of Lateish; I can’t wait to hear his ideas for series two”
Ben Wicks, executive producer for Expectation adds: “Hats off Channel 4, this is a great call. Mo is the most talented comic of his generation and we can’t wait to get working on a second series worthy of his prodigious skills. We are enormously proud of series 1, (hats off BAFTA) series 2 will take the show to the next level – infusing 2021 with Mo’s infectious positivity.”
Pollyanna McGirr, executive producer for Momo G adds: “Mo is a remarkable talent. His extraordinary drive, creativity, vision and continuous commitment to create opportunities for others is truly phenomenal. We’re so proud of what has been achieved so far with this remarkable show and we promise to come back even bigger!”
Series 2 of The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan will air on Channel 4 in 2021.