Filming begins on second series of Avoidance
Filming has begun on the second series of Avoidance, starring Romesh Ranganathan.
Ranganathan’s production company Ranga Bee makes the 6 x 30 comedy for BBC One; he also writes it alongside Benjamin Green (with whom he co-created it) and Jessica Knappett.
Andrew Harvey produces and Ranganathan, Green and Michelle Farr-Scott executive produce.
The series centres on Jonathan, a man with serious conflict-avoidance issues. Jessica Knappett, Kieran Logendra, Mandeep Dhillon, Lisa McGrillis and Bruce Mackinnon are among the regular supporting cast.
Ranganathan said “I’m delighted to be back on set with this amazing cast, so much so it almost makes up for the crushing agony of my recent spandex-filled wardrobe fitting...”
Ranga Bee was founded several years ago by Ranganathan and Green; they met while working together on BBC Three series Asian Provocateur. Other recent credits from the prodco include Romantic Getaway and The Other Half.
Image credit : Gary Moyes via BBC.
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