The UK’s Channel 4 and NBCUniversal Digital Enterprises’ U.S. streaming channel Seeso have ordered a second season of dysfunctional family dramedy Flowers. The six-part series from Will Sharpe stars The Night Manager and Broadchurch‘s Olivia Colman and The Mighty Boosh‘s Julian Barratt. Season 1 aired in the spring in the UK and the U.S. Naomi de Pear is exec producing under her new label Hootenanny, which is being launched within Jane Featherstone’s London-based Sister Pictures. Diederick Santer exec produces for Kudos.
Shooting is due to begin next year on Flowers as Deborah (Colman) and Maurice (Barratt) face a new era of their marriage — and whether they can survive the challenges laid bare in Season 1. Those include his suicide attempt, her infidelity and their grown-up twins’ inheritance of their emotional foibles. Daniel Rigby (Black Mirror) and Sophia di Martino (The Darkest Universe) also star, as does Sharpe.
The renewal comes as de Pear launches Hootenanny at Sister with an initial focus on scripted comedy series. The former Kudos exec joined Sister in June and is concurrently working with Featherstone on a batch of new drama projects.
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Hootenanny also will oversee for Channel 4 The Bisexual, which was announced in Edinburgh in August. From Iranian-American filmmaker and Girls alum Desiree Akhavan, it’s a look at the difference of dating men and women from the perspective of a person who finds herself doing both.
De Pear began her career performing live comedy before becoming a script editor and associate producer. From 2012-15 she was Head of Development at Kudos, developing such shows as Humans and River and working on The Hour and Spooks. In 2015, de Pear stepped into a producing role at Kudos with the first season of Flowers. The series’ second season will be distributed by Endemol Shine International.
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