Brassic: Sky confirms Michelle Keegan and the gang will return for series 5

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26 Aug 2022, 09:55

The cast of Brassic

Credit: Sky

Good news for Brassic fans! 

While we wait for series four of the Sky comedy, the broadcaster has announced that cameras will start rolling on series five of the hit show at the end of this month. 

Viewers can expect more of the eccentric plans and hijinks from the Brassic gang, including Vinnie (Joe Gilgun), Erin (Michelle Keegan), Tommo (Ryan Sampson), Ashley (Aaron Heffernan), JJ (Parth Thakerar), Cardi (Tom Hanson), Carol (Bronagh Gallagher), Sugar (Joanna Higson), farmer Jim (Steve Evets) and Dr Chris (Dominic West).

Series four will see Vinnie attempt to track down Erin, who left the fictional town of Hawley at the end of the third series after landing in hot water with dangerous criminal Terence McCann.

New images released by Sky also show the gang causing some serious mayhem at a murder mystery night, while Inside No. 9 star Steve Pemberton is set to make a cameo.

Brassic became Sky’s most successful comedy release when it launched in 2019, and follows the lives of the hapless gang as they try to keep money in their pockets by committing various crimes, in the hopes they may one day move away from their small town. 

Vinnie himself, Joe Gilgun, stopped by The Chris Evans Breakfast Show with Sky last year to discuss the series and he revealed the series is a lot closer to real life than some viewers may think. 

He explained: “It's all based on a truth. So even like the mental health stuff. I've just been as honest as I can with the creative team with Danny and David Livingston [founder of Brassic producer Calamity Films] and the rest of them at Sky. We very rarely stick to the script because nobody wants to learn anything."

Why should we tune in when Brassic returns to screens? He urged: “There's plenty of reasons to watch it. The one thing I would say is just remember that this is all partly autobiographical, it's unique in that sense and what you are watching is true."

On his global fans, he shared: “I actually got a dog jacket from the Russian fans, they made me a little jacket and he looks like a bouncer. It's amazing. The feedback has been insane. I don't do social media, I don't know how to switch a computer on but the feedback’s insane. What’s surprised me is that there’s actually a much older audience of grandmas and grandpas that find it hilariously funny. I get a lot of mums asking me when it's coming out.”

Series four of Brassic will be available on Sky Max and NOW from Wednesday 7th September.