Dead Pixels: E4 comedy gets second series

E4 comedy Dead Pixels has been handed a second series.

The gaming sitcom follows a group of friends who play the fictional online game Kingdom Scrolls.

The first six-part series aired earlier in 2019 to rave reviews.

In a teaser for the second series, E4 say:

Our GG gamers Meg (Alexa Davies), Nicky (Will Merrick), Russell (David Mumeni) and Usman (Sargon Yelda) make attempts to truly be AFK and build lives in reality… which ironically draws them further back into the online world of the Kingdom Scrolls, and with an expansion pack available anything could happen.

Things become even more emotionally complicated for the gang with non-gamer Alison (Charlotte Ritchie) still stuck on the side lines. Only one thing’s for certain: we’re not ready for Game Over yet.

Jon Petrie, Commissioning Editor for Channel 4 Comedy said today: “We’re delighted to be working with the brilliant Jon Brown and Various Artists Limited on another series of the fantastically funny Dead Pixels; a show that proves if you’re a talented comedy writer you can absolutely justify sitting on your sofa playing computer games as ‘research’.”

Writer Jon Brown commented: “I’m very excited to be inserting another credit into the giant Dead Pixels arcade cabinet, and look forward to continuing the adventures of Meg and Nicky, in both the game and non-game worlds. Expect more fire, death and cow slaughter.”

Phil Clarke, Managing Director at programme makers Various Artists Limited added: “We are delighted to be returning on E4 for a second run, and look forward to working with our talented cast, the outstanding writer Jon Brown, and Keyframe, our exceptional animators. As well as the supportive and inspirational comedy department at Channel 4.”

You can watch the first episode of Dead Pixels online now via the All4 Player.

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