The filming of the second season of ITV’s British sitcom ‘Changing Ends’ is set to commence in London, England, next month. Creator-writer Alan Carr is the sole writer of the second installment following the demise of co-creator Simon Carlyle. He is joined by Dave Lambert, the director of the show.
Towards the end of the first season, a talented yet troubled striker becomes the Cobblers’ saving grace, and bird enthusiast Alan takes notice of a loose pelican in the area. Meanwhile, Sue’s book club takes an unexpected turn. On BCG day at Alan’s school, he opts to fake being sick, leaving a reluctant Graham to step in as the caretaker. The Carrs find some positive turns in their lives, with the Cobblers reaching the quarter-finals of the Milk Cup, Alan securing a role in the school play, and Angela’s marriage facing challenges.
In the sophomore installment of the sitcom, the viewers can anticipate an expanded exploration of the Carr family’s unique perspective on life in Thatcher’s Britain. As Graham Carr continues his role as the manager of Northampton Town F.C., the show will likely delve into the challenges and triumphs faced by the Carrs, offering a nuanced portrayal of their experiences in the football community during the 1986-87 season. The juxtaposition of Graham’s professional life with the idiosyncrasies of his son Alan, who sees the world through the lens of his family’s prominence in football, promises to bring forth a combination of nostalgia, humor, and an insightful commentary concerning a significant period in the history of Britain.
While awaiting official confirmation, we can expect the return of Taylor Fay as Gary Carr, Nancy Sullivan as Christine Carr, Alan Carr as himself, Gabby Best as Angela Hudson, Harry Peacock as Nigel Hudson, Rourke Mooney as Charlie Hudson, and Jack Medlin as Alfie in the second season.
Upon renewing the show for the sophomore installment, ITV’s Head of Comedy Nana Hughes expressed, “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 added, “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 neighbors and believe it or not football! Shocker!”
London, the principal location of the upcoming season, is a significant location of the previous installment as well. The city previously hosted the shooting of Apple TV+’s World War II drama ‘Masters of the Air’ and Timothée Chalamet-starrer ‘Wonka.’