Sky 1 HD have announced the commission of a second series of the excellent comedy, STELLA. Filming will take place this summer with the series set to return in early 2013, the series will comprise of 10, 60 minute episodes.
Stella, the brainchild of Ruth Jones, has won over a loyal audience on Sky 1 HD. The first series’ debut was the second biggest UK comedy launch in multichannel history and the show continues to go from strength to strength as part of Sky 1’s Comedy Fridays.
A charming slice of the working-class Welsh Valleys, STELLA is a comedy drama that centres around the world of Stella (Ruth Jones), a 40-something mum juggling the ups and downs of family life, amid the chaos of her eccentric friends, relatives and children’s fathers.
Series Producer David Peet commented “For Tidy this is fantastic news. It’s been brilliant working with Sky to make a series that seems to have struck such a heart-warming chord with the audience.” Ruth Jones added : “I’m over the moon to hear that Sky want more Stella. I’m looking forward to getting back to Pontyberry again. Even though it doesn’t actually exist.”
Lucy Lumsden, Head of Comedy, Sky commented: ” All hail Ruth Jones. Stella was our first and biggest original comedy commission and we are thrilled that our customers love it as much as we do. Bring on the second series. ”
Stella is created by Ruth Jones with David Peet the series producer for Tidy Productions.