Production on The Offenders’ first season hasn’t been completed yet, but season two has already been guaranteed. Production on season one shut down in March 2020 after just 12 days due to the pandemic. The new comedy will air on Amazon and BBC One and the two seasons will now be shot back to back, per Deadline.
The comedy series tells the story of seven strangers “from different walks of life forced together to complete a community payback sentence in Bristol.” Stephen Merchant, who co-created the series with Elgin James, will star in the show with Christopher Walken, Rhianne Barreto, Gamba Cole, Darren Boyd, Clare Perkins, and Eleanor Tomlinson. Nina Wadia and Dolly Wells also feature.
“We used the benefit of having shot on the scripts already to know more about it before we turned over. We were able to rewrite Season 1 to reflect what we know is going to happen to the characters in Season 2. We were able to deepen it and layer it.”
Production for the series has already resumed in Bristol, England, and it will continue through October 2021. There are 12 episodes planned for the series with six for each season.
What do you think? Do you plan to watch The Offenders once it arrives on BBC and Amazon?