The outlaws to return for a second series

The Outlaws, a BBC/Amazon co-production, created by Stephen Merchant (The Office) and Elgin James (Mayans M.C.), will be returning for a second series in 2022.

The comic thriller follows seven convicted criminals, as they complete their community service in Bristol, United Kingdom. The second series has already been filmed and is a direct continuation of series 1, in an unusual move by the BBC, both series were shot back-to-back.

Oscar-winner Christopher Walken (Catch Me If You Can), Stephen Merchant, Rhianne Barreto (Honour), Gamba Cole (Soon Gone: A Windrush Chronicle), Darren Boyd (Killing Eve), Clare Perkins (EastEnders), Eleanor Tomlinson (Poldark), Jessica Gunning (Back), Charles Babalola (Bancroft), Nina Wadia (Goodness Gracious Me), Tom Hanson (Brassic) and Aiyana Goodfellow (Small Axe). Julia Davis (Sally4Ever), Dolly Wells (Dracula), Ian McElhinney (Game of Thrones) and Claes Bang (Dracula) have all reprised their roles.

According to the BBC, The Outlaws has been their biggest comedy launch in 2021, with 11 million views on iPlayer.

Series 2 will broadcast on BBC One and iPlayer in the UK and Amazon Prime, worldwide.

Personally, I can’t wait for the second series. The first was an utter joy to watch. If you haven’t seen it yet, I can’t recommend it highly enough.