BBC Three’s Man Like Mobeen returns for a third series
BBC Three and Tiger Aspect, part of Endemol Shine UK, have announced that hit comedy Man Like Mobeen will return for a third series.
The commission comes following the success of the recent second series – particularly with younger audiences which saw 63% of the audience under 35 – well above the average for BBC Three. It will start filming in Birmingham later this year.
Man Like Mobeen, written and created by Guz Khan and Andy Milligan, follows Mobeen (Guz Khan), friends Eight (Tez Ilyas) and Nate (Tolu Ogunmefun), and little sister Aks (Duaa Karim), from Small Heath, a reported no go zone for anyone who isn’t Muslim and a hotbed for terrorist activity. Offering a rarely seen insight into working class life as an ethnic minority, Man Like Mobeen addresses real issues whilst maintaining the comedic palatability of Guz Khan’s unique voice.
After the cliffhanger at the end of the final episode, the new series will return to Small Heath now that Mobeen’s life has been turned upside down. Has he passed the point of no return? And what path will he take next?
Guz Khan, who is nominated in the Best Breakthrough Act category in the Chortle Awards 2019, says:
“Woah, series three of Man Like Mobeen?! This is dope news, we have a chance to create even more authentic stories for the people. I can’t wait to get cracking, providing Mobeen and me can stay out of prison, does anyone know a good solicitor?”
Myfanwy Moore, Head of Comedy at Tiger Aspect, adds:
“I’m so glad we all get to hang out with Mobeen and the gang again, and particularly now – it’s liberating to be able to make a comedy show that talks about things other shows don’t. Thanks to the brilliant Guz Khan and the team, and their genuine love for Small Heath and Birmingham, we can’t wait to show people what the crew are up to next.”
Shane Allen, Controller Comedy Commissioning at the BBC, says:
“Guz and the team capture the spirit and voice of the Small Heath world it depicts and the issues that are important to that community. It’s a comedy which deftly shifts between hilarity and poignancy in bringing us this rich character world and their misadventures.”
Man Like Mobeen is a Tiger Aspect production written and created by Guz Khan and Andy Milligan. The producer is Gill Isles, the director is Ollie Parsons, the executive producers are David Simpson and Myfanwy Moore. The Commissioning Editor for the BBC is Kate Daughton.
What the press said:
“Hilarious, boundary-pushing sitcom…” The Sun
“One of the strongest of the Beeb’s comedy pilots-turned -series returns. Terrorism, racial stereotypes and police brutality are all deftly touched upon in a series that always prioritises gag over soapboxing” The Guardian Guide
“A very funny comedy of idiocy that gently and smartly flips racial stereotypes on their head …” Radio Times
“Series two dropped last week and it is perfection.” The Times
“The great joy of Guz Khan’s Small Heath-set sitcom lies in the way it’s not afraid to tackle pretty serious subjects amid the mucking around and one-liners.” The Observer
“What unfolds, once again, is a unique and funny sitcom that sets out to challenge stereotypes and often manages to jangle your emotions as a special bonus …” Heat Magazine