The BBC supernatural comedy Ghosts will be back for a second series of hauntingly funny antics for the deceased (and living) residents of Button house. Created, written, and starring the vast majority of the cast of Horrible Histories, the series has been greeted with high praise from critics and fans alike.
Alison (Charlotte Ritchie) and Mike (Kiell Smith-Bynoe) think they've struck the jackpot when they inherit a lavish country estate from a distant relative of Alison's. However, a DIY mishap leaves her with the ability to see the ghosts of Button house, and they're an odd assortment of lost souls who are determined to make the best of the situation. In a shared statement from the cast/creators, here's what they had to say;
"We are DEAD excited to be returning to BBC One for a second series of Ghosts. We could not have asked for a more enthusiastic response to the show, and can’t wait to get haunting Button House once again. We’d like to thank Charlotte, Kiell, Lolly, Katy and our fantastic crew for helping us realise such a hugely ambitious project. And thanks also to everyone at Monumental and the BBC for their tireless support of what is clearly a ridiculous idea. We are already hard at work on stories for series two, and can’t wait to share them with you."
BBC's controller of comedy commissioning, Shane Allen, added;
"Ghosts gave us all a very pleasant shock in landing so fully formed as an instant mainstream hit. This very special gang of writer-performers have created a rich character world shot through with their trademark wit, warmth and mischief."
Horrible Histories might have been aimed at kids, but it won a legion of grown-up fans (like me) that loved the Monty Python vibe and commitment to historical silliness. I might have done better on my GCSE History exam if Horrible Histories was around a decade or so sooner. If you haven't enjoyed the supernatural shenanigans of Ghosts, you can binge the entire first series on BBC iPlayer right now. Ghosts will return to BBC One early next year