Filming has recently started on the second series of the In-House produced BBC Two and Hulu’s critically acclaimed comedy The Wrong Mans, created by and starring BAFTA and Tony Award-winning actor James Corden (One Man Two Guvnors, Gavin & Stacey, The History Boys) and British Comedy Award-winner Mathew Baynton (Horrible Histories, Peep Show,Yonderland) as office workers Phil Bourne and Sam Pinkett, whose hum-drum existence was turned upside-down by a case of mistaken identity. The show is produced and directed by BAFTA and Golden Globe nominee Jim Field Smith (Episodes, Butter, She’s Out Of My League). The second series is comprised of 4 30 minute episodes.
After earning their status as hometown heroes, Sam and Phil are blasted back to zeroes again. Now they must make a difficult choice; hide in the dark and be forgotten forever or brave it in a world that doesn’t even think they exist.
Their globetrotting adventures take them across deserts, through tunnels, inside prisons, on board planes and trains, as they duck knives, dodge bullets and deal with WMDs. But the cartels, the terrorists and the spooks they encounter have underestimated Sam and Phil’s determination to get home for Christmas and reclaim their lives.
The show’s creators and co-stars, James Corden and Mathew Baynton, said:
“We’re thrilled to be bringing The Wrong Mans back to the BBC, who along with Hulu have supported the show so passionately. This new series is bigger and bolder and presumably a total nightmare for our director. If series one was the frying pan, this is the fire.”
Director and producer Jim Field Smith added: “I’m really looking forward to putting Mat and James through even more pain and violence than last time. Sorry, I mean Sam and Phil.”
The cast for the ambitious second series includes Anastasia Griffith (Damages) as Miller, an ambitious DEA Special Agent on the trail of Mexican drug kingpin Carlos Espinosa, portrayed by Raoul Trujillo alongside John Ross Bowie (Big Bang Theory, Curb Your Enthusiasm) as his unscrupulous attorney Kinsmann. Olivier Award winner Bertie Carvel (Sherlock) stars in the role of Nathan Cross, an unpredictable White Supremacist with a secret, and Ray Panthaki (EastEnders, 28 Days Later) portrays Khalil, who enlists Sam and Phil to help him bring down his terrorist gang. Other guest stars include Samantha Spiro (Bad Education, Grandma’s House)
Dawn French (The Vicar Of Dibley) is confirmed to reprise her role as Phil’s fragile mum Linda Bourne, Sarah Solemani (Him & Her, Bad Education) returns as Lizzie Green, Sam’s ex-girlfriend and former boss who is on the hunt for the truth.