Detectorists, which only finished its run on BBC Four last week, has already been recommissioned for a second series due to air in 2015.
Written and directed by Mackenzie Crook; Detectorists also saw him star as Andy who, along with Toby Jones’ Lance were best friends who share a passion for metal detecting. The first series focused on their obsession with finding a buried Saxon hoard which they hoped would cement their place in detecting history.
Of the news Crook says, “I couldn’t be happier with how Detectorists has gone down and the response it has got from audiences. The opportunity to meet these characters again and tell some more of their stories is very exciting.”
Shane Allen, Controller, Comedy Commissioning, added, “we’re proud that Mackenzie’s labour of love has connected so deeply with the BBC Four audience, who have taken these characters to heart. It couldn’t happen to a nicer, more multi-talented and harder working person.”
BBC Four’s Channel Editor Cassian Harrison said, ““I’m so pleased that we’re going to be able to bring the Detectorists back – it was a perfect slice of BBC Four comedy, beautifully written and observed, wry and movingly performed, with real depth to its entrancing world.
For those who are eager to catch up with Detectorists the whole series is still available to watch on iPlayer for the next month.