ITV Commissions Second Series of Changing Ends
ITV has announced the recommission of Changing Ends, the autobiographical comedy starring Alan Carr, for a second series.
Series one is available to stream on ITVX now.
Changing Ends is based on Alan’s own life in Northampton in the 1980’s growing up as the son of a fourth division football manager.
Filming will commence on the second series early next year and is expected to drop on ITVX summer 2024.
ITV’s Head of Comedy, Nana Hughes said: ‘The love for Changing Ends on ITVX has blown us away, Alan and Simon, the cast and crew created a brilliant series one and it’s so good to see viewers are really enjoying this new comedy. Just as the second series starts its production, the first series will have its linear TV premiere in spring 2024 on ITV1.’
Alan said: ‘Looks like we’re heading back to Northampton! Absolutely buzzing that Changing Ends is back for a second series, firstly because who doesn’t love a recommission, but secondly on a completely selfish level I have so many more stories from my teenage years growing up in Northampton to tell, about me, my family, my neighbours and believe it or not football! Shocker!’
Producer Mollie Freedman Berthoud said: ‘Bringing Alan Carr’s life to the screen with the most wonderful cast and crew has been so rewarding and fulfilling, so to be given a second series of Changing Ends is a dream come true. However, we are heartbroken to now have to take these steps without the magnificent Simon Carlyle. We miss him and his infectious laughter so much, but we feel honoured to be continuing the beautiful show he co-created.’
Baby Cow’s CEO Sarah Monteith said: ‘Changing Ends is a classic Baby Cow hit. Though driven by the funny and the feel-good, it has something serious to say about prejudice. Alan’s writing is a masterclass in wit and wisdom.’
Baby Cow’s co-founder and Creative Director Steve Coogan said: ‘Alan Carr, brilliant and beloved as a comedian, broadcaster and writer, has made the move into sitcom-making look effortless. As thrilled as I am that Baby Cow are getting to make a second series of Changing Ends (very funny/moving, audiences are bound to love the next chapter) I do hope he has to break a sweat this time.’