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Hilarious comedy with perfect 100% Rotten Tomatoes score gets second season

Hilarious comedy with perfect 100% Rotten Tomatoes score gets second season

It's got a perfect score from critics

It's not often a series scores a perfect rating from critics, but for one BBC comedy it's been a walk in the park.

And it's just been renewed for a second season much to the delight of fans and those behind the show.

It'll come as much-needed respite after huge changes in recent days to premium streaming platforms, with the Amazon Prime Video viewing experience changed forever.

Adjani Salmon writes and stars in the critically acclaimed show.

Netflix is also changing things for millions of customers. Then there's Disney+ and its latest crackdown on accounts.

But the news is positive over at the Beeb.

Written by Ali Hughes and Adjani Salmon, the first season of the critically-acclaimed show ran back in July 2023 on BBC Three.

It follows a plot that many of us can relate to in our lives, with the main character stuck in what he sees as a dead-end job while dreaming of aspirations further afield.

You can check out the trailer below:

Dreaming Whilst Black stars Salmon as Kwabena, the man dreaming of a different career and life.

The pilot for the show ran some two years before the debut season aired, with it initially running as a webcast.

Dreaming Whilst Black is loosely based on real-life events, as Kwabena looks for an escape from the recruitment industry to explore a life of filmmaking.

It is of course not all plain-sailing. Along the way, he is quickly confronted with the tribulations of balancing finances, love, and his own sense of reality.

The second season of the show was confirmed this week by the BBC.

Season one went down a storm.

The first season scores a perfect 10/10 from critics.

Rebecca Nicholson, from the Guardian, said: "Occasionally a show like Dreaming Whilst Black comes along and quietly rips up the formula, finding a new path that feels fresh, exciting and very much its own."

Judy Berman of TIME Magazine wrote: "It balances a deeply pessimistic read on the British film industry with characters whose ambition, frustration, and talent feels authentic."

Coleman Spilde, of The Daily Beast, said: "Dreaming Whilst Black livens up a fairly standard outline for a comedy series with an ensemble of outstanding performances, biting social satire, and a keen sense of its own identity that makes for one of the most rewarding watches of the year."

Fans are buzzing with the renewal, with one tweeting: "Yaaay! I thought that was such a brilliant series."

A second wrote: "Yes! This was exceptionally good."

A second season was a 'no-brainer', the BBC said.

A third added: "I love this show and the music is amazing."

Announcing the season season, Jon Petrie, Director of Comedy Commissioning at the BBC, said: "Dreaming Whilst Black really resonated with BBC viewers who felt the warmth and humour radiating from Adjani Salmon’s brilliant comic creation.

"It was a no brainer for us to press go again on this multi-award winning series and we can’t wait to see more."

Dreaming Whilst Black season two will run for six 30 minute episodes. No release date is on the cards at this stage.

You can catch up on season one on BBC iPlayer.

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Topics: BBC, TV and Film, UK News