The pair, who co-created the series, return as office workers Phil Bourne and Sam Pinkett, whose hum-drum existence was turned upside-down by a case of mistaken identity.
The first season aired in Australia on ABC1.
In season two after earning their status as hometown heroes, Sam and Phil must make a difficult choice: hide in the dark and be forgotten forever or brave it in a world that doesn’t even think they exist. A press release indicates “Their globetrotting adventures take them across deserts, through tunnels, inside prisons, on board planes and trains, as they duck knives, dodge bullets and deal with WMDs. But the cartels, the terrorists and the spooks they encounter have underestimated Sam and Phil’s determination to get home for Christmas and reclaim their lives.”
“We’re thrilled to be bringing The Wrong Mans back to the BBC, who along with Hulu have supported the show so passionately. This new series is bigger and bolder and presumably a total nightmare for our director. If series one was the frying pan, this is the fire,” said Corden and Baynton.
Director and producer Jim Field Smith added: “I’m really looking forward to putting Mat and James through even more pain and violence than last time. Sorry, I mean Sam and Phil.
Shane Allen, BBC Controller of Comedy said: “This series injects plenty more comedy gas into the action thriller tank. James and Mat have written a taut and exhilarating follow-on with deft plot twists, epic cliff-hangers, and a carpet bomb of tremendous gags and scenarios throughout. Strap in, comedy doesn’t get more adventurous than this.”
Returning cast include Dawn French, Rebecca Front, Sarah Solemani, Tom Basden and Alec Utgoff. Guest stars include Samantha Spiro and Trevor Cooper.