Taylor Lautner, star of the Twilight franchise, will be appearing in the new series of BBC3’s Cuckoo. Lautner replaces Andy Samberg, who is currently starring in the successful US sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
The new series picks up two year’s after the events of series one as we discover Cuckoo disappeared in the foothills of the Himalayas shortly after renewing his wedding vows. The Thompson family are still coming to terms with this disappearance not least Rachel who, despite dating nice-but-dull lawyer Ben, has lost her mojo.
Elsewhere, Ken and Lorna are looking forward to a future without the kids under their feet as son Dylan is just about to leave for university.
But events take a turn once again when Lautner’s mysterious stranger turns up at their door with the sole purpose of finding Cuckoo.
Cuckoo was BBC3’s biggest comedy launch and was nominated for a BAFTA and two British Comedy Awards.
BBC3 controller Zai Bennett says, “Cuckoo was one of BBC Three’s most stand out comedies, so I’m delighted to welcome it back with the addition of superstar Taylor Lautner joining the critically acclaimed Greg Davies and an outstanding British comedy cast for what will be one of the comedy treats of the year.”
Cuckoo returns later in 2014