Nova Jones series 2 start date revealed as show returns to CBBC and iPlayer

Nova Jones 2022 release date

Hit BBC musical series Nova Jones is back for a second series.

The adventure series follows the out-of-this-world exploits of Nova, the biggest star in the galaxy, and her crew on board the Jefferson Spaceship.

Molly Rainford will again take the title role as Nova Jones for ten brand new episodes.

Nova Jones Series 2: Chef Din Dins, Captain of the North, Nova Jones, McLaren, Sid & Kid Songwriter.
Nova Jones Series 2: Chef Din Dins, Captain of the North, Nova Jones, McLaren, Sid & Kid Songwriter. Credit: BBC & JAM MEDIA,Tiago Batista

Nova Jones series two will start at 5:30PM on Friday,28 October weekly on CBBC with the first five episodes available on iPlayer on the same day. It will be repeated at 9:05AM from 29 October weekly on BBC Two.

A teaser for the new series shares: “With 12 new original songs, and new characters such as the Dollograms – a red, green and blue trio of identical hologram backing dancers who definitely want to do the show their way – the series is nothing short of the joyful musical extravaganza viewers have grown to love.

“From Nova being thrown back in time and trapped in her old girl band to having to prove she is the real Nova at SuperNovaCon, viewers can expect to see their favourite popstar find her way out of several challenges – all with the help of her hardworking sister, McLaren (Grace Barkley).

“Special guest star Rosie McClelland also makes an appearance in the new series as influencer extraordinaire, The Influencer, in an episode focusing on mental health and looking after yourself.”

Also back for series two are The Captain (John Lynn) and his robot arm named Digit, his excitable sidekick and big time Nova fan, Sid (David Byrne), Kid Songwriter (Samuel Palliser Kehoe), messy baby / culinary genius Chef Din-Dins (Ace Bradley Donaldson) and a crew of colourful aliens.

For now, series one is available on BBC iPlayer.

Meanwhile, a third series has already been confirmed to air in 2023.

Sarah Muller, Head of BBC Children’s Commissioning & Acquisitions 7+, said: “After the success of the first series that launched last year on CBBC and iPlayer, we are excited to bring viewers two more series of this vibrant musical comedy.

“In these new series, we plan to extend the songs so there are even more opportunities for viewers to enjoy Nova’s dazzling performances.”

Executive producer John Rice added: “The series has truly resonated with UK and Irish viewers and we look forward, through our partnership with Studios, to bringing Nova Jones to a global audience.

“From her confidence, fashion sense, humour and poptastic songs, Nova has a unique potential to speak to a whole generation of kids around the world in this surreal and hilarious series.”

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