Peter Kay’s Car Share Series 2
Comedian, Peter Kay has confirmed that the second series of hit sitcom Car Share will make its debut on April 11th
Here is a look at everything you need to know about the show thus far, to ensure your knowledge is up to scratch for when the second series goes live.
Kay performs as John Redmond, a supermarket manager, with Gibson playing the part of ditsy supermarket worker, Kayleigh Kitson.
Car Share made its television debut on April 29th, 2015 at 9:30pm and had a mouthwatering 6.85 million viewers. Kay’s reward for the comedy came in 2016, when the show won the best scripted comedy award at the BAFTAS.
Broadcast of Series two will differ slightly from its predecessor, which saw the full series available on iPlayer before broadcast on TV. This time however, the first episode will be broadcast on BBC One and then the full-set will be made available to watch on iPlayer immediately afterwards.
On Tuesday night, Paul Coleman — co-creator and co-writer of Car Share — confirmed that the sitcom will broadcast at 9pm on Tuesday 11th April.
— Paul Coleman (@PColemanchester) April 4, 2017
During a one-off special in March this year, hosted at VUE cinemas across the country, Peter had never-before-seen clips of Car Share playing on the big screen as well as a series of outtakes from the show.
The second series’ locations are much broader than in the first series, with places such as Southport and Burnley added to the roster.
On March 31st, fans who attended VUE cinemas – after purchasing tickets in support of BBC’s Comic Relief – were treated to the first two episodes of the new series before anybody else. Their reactions are wholly positive and have shed a little light on what is to come. There are no spoilers, so don’t worry about reading on.
— Carley & Siddy (@djcorky) April 4, 2017
— Rick Rodgers™ (@rgrodgers) March 31, 2017
@peterkay_co_uk We went to our local Vue to see Car Share 2 last night. Absolutely loved it! Can't wait for it to be shown on tv.
— Shirley F Davies (@shirleyfraser08) April 1, 2017
Expect John to have a run-in with a cyclist. This image was publicly shared during production of Car Share series 2.
In an interview about the second series, Sian Gibson explained told fans to “expect the unexpected”.
Show bosses teased fans by saying the characters “now find themselves reluctantly having to make the daily commute separately”.
Peter Kay, 43, said: “The one thing we pride ourselves on with Car Share is that it’s hard to predict what’s going to happen and that’s hard to achieve, especially with comedy.
“It was an absolute joy to be back in the car again. Also the weather was particularly kind to us, we had plenty of sunshine and only had one day of rain, which is pretty rare in the north west of England.”
Gibson, 40, added: “This time felt even better because we were much more familiar with everything.”