DAVID MITCHELL AND ROBERT WEBB ARE BACK ON MARCH 31 ON IFC
Following an acclaimed first season, the sidesplitting second season the delightfully sharp British comedy Back will make its US linear debut with two back-to-back episodes on Wednesday, March 31, exclusively on IFC. Fans can also binge the full season now via AMC+.
Back is an acerbic comedy written by Emmy-award winning writer Simon Blackwell (Veep, In The Loop, Peep Show) and starring the inimitable and award-winning David Mitchell and Robert Webb (Peep Show, That Mitchell and Webb Look), alongside Penny Downie (The Crown, Invictus), Louise Brealey (Sherlock, Containment) and Geoff McGivern (Quiz, Cold Call).
After his father dies, Stephen (Mitchell) is set to finally take over the family pub and have the chance to shine. But when the charming Andrew (Webb) turns up out of the blue at the funeral, Stephen’s plans go awry. In Season 2, we find Stephen back at his provincial pub, refreshed and re-energized, after a lengthy spell in the Lyneham Abbey Wellness Centre. Thankfully Andrew, the formerly prodigal foster brother, has been treading water keeping it going. But despite Stephen being back it’s not all plain sailing. Stephen’s sister Cass, resenting her mom’s relationship with young boyfriend Julian, packs up and leaves home. Seemingly altruistic Andrew is focusing his troubling charm on the elderly parents of Stephen’s ex-wife Alison. Blunt and uncompromising Uncle Geoff gets married and ‘re-greens’ his farm. And the opening of a spectacular rival pub threatens the very future of The John Barleycorn.
Back is a That Mitchell & Webb Company production in association with Big Talk Productions. Kenton Allen, David Mitchell, Robert Webb & Simon Blackwell are Executive Producers. International Distribution is with BBC Worldwide. Big Talk is a part of ITV Studios.