In the show, the stand-up comedian and Man Down star plays Marcella, a 30-something aspiring actress with a chaotic life and big dreams.
Channel 4 explains: “The first series swooped between laugh-out-loud silliness and tender, truthful observation as Marcella grappled with her career, overcame heartbreak and dealt with her eccentric family. All with her questionable life-coach, best friends and long-suffering driving instructor by her side.”
Six more episodes will go into production in February 2019, and will air on Channel 4 later that year. The network says: “It promises to deliver more laughs, more drama and more of Conaty’s own unique takes on modern life.”
Roisin Conaty says: “GameFace is a show very close to my heart so I am bloody over the moon we are getting to make another series and very grateful to Channel 4. I can’t wait to get back to whispering to myself as I type in coffee shops and the relentless dry heaving as deadlines approach.”
Fiona McDermott, Head of Comedy for Channel 4, comments: “Roisin goes from strength to strength and with Marcella she’s created a fantastically funny, flawed and recognisable character, one we think more viewers should have the chance to meet. We can’t wait to welcome the show back, and are thrilled that this second series will be airing on Channel 4.”
Executive Producer Charlotte Lewis from production company Objective Fiction adds: “We were bowled over by the lovely response to GameFace – with so many viewers seeing a bit of themselves in Marcella! It’s fantastic that Channel 4 have given us the opportunity to make another series. We can’t wait to get stuck in.”
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