The Young Offenders hasn't even been aired here yet and the BBC has already commissioned it for another series.
The spin-off from the hit movie is due to be shown on RTÉ 2 tonight before airing on BBC 1 after The Graham Norton Show tomorrow night. The BBC has now announced that six more episodes will be produced once the current series is finished.
The show has gone down well with UK audiences and Shane Allen, Controller Of Comedy Commissioning at the BBC said:
“It’s vital we back emerging talent to the hilt and believe in this show so much that a second series is an absolute must. The rare confluence of dazzling performances across this show and in Peter’s writing the strong sense of place and character makes it the quintessential BBC Three comedy. By turns raucous by turns heart-breaking and consistently hilarious.”
The show which follows the madcap misadventures of loveable Cork rogues Conor and Jack has been available to watch on BBC Three Player since February 1 and Irish audiences will be able to catch up when it the first episode airs at 9.30pm tonight on RTÉ 2.