Series two of the award-winning, critically-acclaimed comedy Episodes, written by visionary creators David Crane (Friends) and Jeffrey Klarik (Mad About You) will be available on DVD and download on July 9th following its transmission on BBC Two.
Matt LeBlanc plays an outrageous version of himself, a dazzling, multifaceted role for which he won a Golden Globe and received an Emmy nomination for Best Actor in a Comedy.
Stephen Mangan (Green Wing and Dirk Gently) and Tamsin Greig (Black Books and Friday Night Dinner), two of the crown jewels of British comedy, are Sean and Beverly Lincoln, an English couple whose BAFTA-winning sitcom is remade for US audiences and corrupted beyond recognition.
In series one, Sean and Beverly are lured to Hollywood to adapt their much-loved British boarding-school sitcom, 'Lyman’s Boys'.
However, the intelligent original is soon mangled by the US TV system into 'Pucks!' for which the network insist on replacing the lead actor (an elderly, erudite Shakespearean veteran played by Richard Griffith) with Matt LeBlanc and turning the character into a hockey coach.
Matt comes on board, and soon Sean and Beverly find themselves in a complicated triangle which threatens to destroy not only their TV show, but also their marriage.
The second series picks up four months after the end of the first. Sean and Beverly’s marriage has been blown apart by Beverly’s fling with Matt, and Matt’s friendship with Sean appears to be beyond salvage. But as their sitcom 'Pucks!' is about to premiere, all three are forced to find a way to continue working together.
As the series progresses, viewers are plunged deeper into the twisted world of making television. It’s a portrait gallery of megalomaniac network executives, surgically-enhanced actresses and naked stalkers who appear unexpectedly in your kitchen.
Through it all, Sean and Beverly struggle to rediscover the love they had when they started their American adventure, while Matt struggles to reclaim the stardom that was once his.