Sky’s Living The Dream is to get a second season. The first season, which is still airing on Sky One in the UK, has proved to be a hit with viewers, so filming on a follow-up has been scheduled to start in spring 2018.

In the second instalment of the comedy drama from the makers of Cold Feet, stars Philip Glenister (Outcast, Mad Dogs) and Lesley Sharp (Scott & Bailey, Paranoid) once again play Mal and Jen Pemberton, who with their teenage kids Tina (Rosie Day) and Freddie (Brenock O’Connor) have left Britain behind in pursuit of the American dream.

The first episode of Living the Dream attracted an audience of 830,000, making it the biggest launch of a comedy-drama on Sky One since 2012. The six-part series, currently airing on Thursday nights at 9pm, as well as on Catch Up TV, follows the Pembertons as they decide to leave rainy England and move to the sunshine state of Florida in search of a better life. However, soon after arriving, it turns out they aren’t quite going to be living the American dream they hoped for…

Philip Glenister said: “I’m looking forward to continuing living our dream, and teaching the residents on the RV park how to make a proper brew!”

Lesley Sharp said: “I’m very much looking forward to continuing the American dream with Phil, Rosie and Brenock. Can’t wait to get back to the land where dreams supposedly become true.”

Adam MacDonald, director of Sky One, said: “It’s a great pleasure to take Sky One viewers back to the sunshine state in 2018. Season one made stars of the Pembertons and in season two they’ll earn their stripes. But will the locals let them? Watch this space, or as Mal might unadvisedly say… ‘see you later alligator’.”

Living the Dream is created and written by Mick Ford (Single Father, The Five) and produced by Big Talk Productions (Cold Feet, Mum, Rev). The series was recommissioned by Sky One’s channel director, Adam MacDonald and Jon Mountague, Sky’s head of comedy. James Dean (This Is Jinsy) returns as producer alongside executive producers Luke Alkin, Kenton Allen and Matthew Justice for Big Talk Productions alongside Simon Curtis (Women in Gold, My Week with Marilyn) and Mick Ford.