Five's Suburban Shootout is Back with a Bang

five’s shootout back with a bang

Award-winning Suburban Shootout, Five and Paramount Comedy’s co-commission, is to return for a second series, it was announced today, (Monday June 25).

The second series made by Feelgood Fiction 3 x 60 minute programmes, will transmit in the Autumn, stars Anna Chancellor, Ralph Ineson, Ruth Wilson and Felicity Montagu.

Picking up where the first left off the series features a heady mix of ladies only fight clubs, a super casino, Belarusian ballet male escorts, intimidation, blackmail, shootouts and much, much more.

Five’s Controller of Comedy and Entertainment, Graham Smith, said: “Suburban Shootout has been a groundbreaking series for Five and I’m delighted that we’ve once again been able to assemble such a stellar cast of British comedy acting talent.”

The quintessentially British town of Little Stempington seems an idyllic suburban location, where the streets are clean and the neighbours are friendly. But underneath the surface there lies a secret, super-sexed, super-violent world.

Two competing gun-toting gangs of vigilante housewives, led by Camilla Diamond played by Anna Chancellor (Spooks, Four Weddings and a Funeral) and the other by Barbara Du Prez played by Felicity Montagu (I’m Alan Partridge, Nighty Night) continue their work, one for the good of the town the other for the good of themselves.

Barbara, in prison after being framed by Camilla, has handed the reins of gang boss over to Joyce Hazeldine, played by Amelia Bullmore (I’m Alan Partridge) and entrusted her the task of keeping the streets of Little Stempington free of crime.

However, Joyce’s grip on the town is loosening and Camilla and her cohorts, Lillian Gordon-Moore, played by Emma Kennedy (The Smoking Room) and Hilary Davenport, played by Rachael Blake (Bon Voyage , Auf Wiedersehen Pet) start up a highly lucrative Fight Club, a ladies only bare knuckle fighting arena where local housewives solve their disputes!

At the same time, clueless police chief Jeremy Hazledine played by Ralph Ineson ( The Office, Coronation Street), and his deputy PC Haines played by Tom Ellis ( EastEnders), entertain senior officers from around the world who are in Little Stempington to discover why the crime rate is so low. Chevy played by Gary McDonald ( EastEnders) a bent cop from Miami, soon finds out the real reason and introduces Camilla to the idea of building a super casino on the Wetlands, a move that would propel Camilla into the criminal super league.

Will Barbara be able to restore order to their once sleepy town? Or will Camilla’s ambitious plans for a super casino change the face of Little Stempington forever?

Suburban Shootout won a Golden Nymph at the Monte Carlo Television Festival earlier this month in the category of Outstanding International Producer for comedy.

The first series was critically acclaimed and described in The Daily Telegraph as “Fast-moving, sharp-witted, wild, refreshing and entirely unexpected.” The Mail On Sunday called the series “All good, dirty fun, way over-the-top, full of comic-book violence and hammed up nicely by the female leads.” And, Time Out described the show as a “comedic gem.”

Suburban Shootout is a Feelgood Fiction production for Five and Paramount Comedy. The producer is Greg Boardman, the executive producer is Laurence Bowen and it was directed by Gordon Anderson .

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