It has been six long years since we last caught up with famed actor Steven Toast (Matt Berry), but the hit series is finally coming back, but with a twist. Launching on Channel 4 back in 2012, Toast of London charted Steven Toast's misadventures as he attempts to revive his career. Created by Berry and Arthur Matthews, the award-winning series has been snapped up by the BBC, and the new series will see Toast try to crack Hollywood. In a shared statement from the creators, Toast of Tinseltown promises to be worth the wait.
"I couldn't be more thrilled to not only be working with Arthur and the rest of the Toast family again, but to also be taking the show to the BBC which I know Toast himself would very much approve."
Arthur Mathews added:
"It was a thrill to be writing Toast again after a long gap. Hollywood is a brave new world for Toast. There will be triumphs and tribulations (but mostly tribulations - and indeed humiliations).’
In a separate statement, BBC's Shane Allen added;
“This sitcom is one of the stand-out comedy gems of the last decade. His name belongs in the pantheon of celebrated British comedy character buffoons – Partridge, Brent and Toast.”
Toast has been gone too long, and a brand new six-episode series is exactly what we all need right now, considering Berry has previously convinced the likes of Jon Hamm to appear in the show, I'm sure we can expect some unexpected cameos. Meanwhile, Matt Berry's other hilarious TV show, What We Do It The Shadows is currently filming its third season and will land on FX later this year. Sadly the same can't be said for Matt Berry's brilliant Year of the Rabbit which was initially renewed for a second series before Channel 4 reversing the decision and cancelled Rabbit.