Channel 4 has announced that Home from Rufus Jones will be returning for a second series.
The first series followed Sami (Youssef Kerkour), a Syrian immigrant living with Peter (Rufus Jones), Katy (Rebekah Staton) and her son John after hiding in their car in Calais. From visiting Stonehenge to learning about cryptic crosswords Sami has adapted to British life, preparing for his interview with the Home Office in order to stay permanently. But did Sami pass the interview?
Rufus Jones, writer and star, says: “I’m absolutely made up that Channel 4 have allowed us to continue charting Sami’s journey through our quite operatically dysfunctional society. Sami will strap on his sandals and show us more of what makes our country ridiculous, tough and – just occasionally – great. That’s all the information I can give you right now. The response to Series 1 has been rather overwhelming and – on a personal note – the chance to work with Adam Tandy, David Sant, Rebekah, Oaklee and Youssef again is a dream come true. Yalla!”
Producer Adam Tandy added: “We’re delighted to start work on a new series of our comedy, especially after the first was so warmly received. Once again Peter, Katy and John will let Sami into their home to sort out his problems, their problems, everyone’s problems.”
Fiona McDermott, Head of Comedy at Channel 4, says: “Home is such a special show. It takes on some pretty big, often bewildering issues and makes them accessible, human and incredibly funny. That it manages to be both audacious and tender in the process speaks volumes for the deft talents of Rufus and the whole cast and crew. We couldn’t be prouder to bring this timely and quietly powerful show back.”