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article imageJames Corden’s The Wrong Mans on brink of being renewed

By Mathew Wace Peck     Oct 29, 2013 in Entertainment
With “The Wrong Mans” due to conclude its six-part run this evening, it is understood that the BBC is in talks with the show’s creators for more episodes.
According to Broadcast, the BBC has already been in talks with James Corden (Gavin & Stacey) and Mathew Baynton about “the timing and logistics of filming a second run”.
The talks are being led by the BBC’s Comedy Controller, Shane Allen, the paper says.
A comedy thriller, The Wrong Mans, has been a popular and critical hit for BBC Two, with the final official figures showing that the opening episode alone drew a consolidated audience of 4.5 million viewers – 16.3% of the audience share.
As reported by Broadcast, the first four parts averaged an overnight audience of 2.4 million (10% share), which is well above the channel’s average of 1.7 million (7.3%) for its timeslot of 9 p.m.
The Wrong Mans is a co-production between Hulu and the BBC. As well as being its creator-writers, Corden and Baynton play the two leads: “Two local council workers who become caught up in a criminal conspiracy after answering a phone which is discovered at the scene of a horrific car crash.” The episodes were directed by Jim Field Smith and executive-produced by Mark Freeland.
Season 1 – which comprises six 30-minute episodes – is scheduled to launch in the US sometime in 2014.
The Wrong Mans was commissioned by Janice Hadlow, Controller of BBC Two, and Cheryl Taylor, the BBC’s former head of comedy commissioning,
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