The release date for Josh series 2 — Pending
This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of Josh Series 2 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. BBC Three has officially renewed the series for another season. To get notified of the premiere date – subscribe for updates below.
Production info and plot
Josh is a new British sitcom created by, written and starring comedian Josh Widdicombe, co-written by Tom Craine. Executive produced by Stephen McCrumb and produced by BBC, the six-part series ran on BBC Three from November 11, 2015 to December 16, 2015, with a pilot episode having been released in 2014 as part of BBC “Comedy Feeds”.
The setup is not particularly remarkable to say the least – it`s three friends sharing a flat – Josh (Josh Widdiecombe), Owen (Elis James) and Kate (Beattie Edmondson) and most of the series is dedicated to the dynamics among them and with their weird landlord Geoff (Jack Dee), as well as to their romantic and social misfortunes characteristic of the genre. There are more exotic settings – such as a pool party, but mostly it`s a familiar apartment backdrop.
Reception and renewal prospects
The critical reception of Josh was average, some cited the nice chemistry between the co-stars, praising Edmondson`s performance in particular. Others bashed the blandness of the script and pointed out that the characters are supposed to be very noticeably younger than the actors playing them. On December 16, 2015 BBC Three confirmed their commission of Josh for a six-part second season, to air sometime in 2016 when BBC Three becomes an exclusively digital channel. All of BBC Three`s original programs also always appear for reruns on BBC One and BBC Two. So for better or worse, Josh is coming back, and we hope that it takes its strong points further and spices up the script a bit, so that it turns out for the better after all.