Mackenzie Crook Directs ‘The Change’ Season 2

Mackenzie Crook Directs ‘The Change’ Season 2

Mackenzie Crook Directs ‘The Change’ Season 2

“Pirates of the Caribbean” star Mackenzie Crook is taking to the director’s chair for his next project.

Crook, who also appeared in and directed “Detectorists,” is set to direct the second season of Bridget Christie’s comedy “The Change.”

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Among the cast returning for Season 2 are Susan Lynch as Eel Sister Agnes, Tanya Moodie as DJ Joy, Liza Tarbuck as Linda’s older sister Siobhain, Jim Howick as The Verderer, Jerome Flynn as Pig Man, Paul Whitehouse as Tony and Omid Djalili as Linda’s husband Steve.

Laura Checkley (“King Gary”) joins the cast as Eel Sister Theresa.

“Linda (Christie) has got some explaining to do,” reads the logline for Season 2. “Faced with the repercussions of the lies she’s told the forest community, along with losing the Mother Tree, and the arrival of husband Steve who has come to bring her home, Linda’s future in the forest looks uncertain. But she’s already come a long way since being mother/wife/homemaker Linda Jane Jenkins of Swindon, and her journey is far from over.”

“’The Change’ was my favourite TV show of 2023 and so to find myself directing Series 2 feels like winning a competition,” said Crook. “My prize includes Bridget’s beautifully crafted scripts, a cast of comedy legends, and a summer of filming in the glorious British countryside. What a privilege to be working with Expectation and to be back on Channel 4 where I started my career.”

Christie added: “’Detectorists’ was my favourite British TV show of the past decade and was a huge influence on ‘The Change,’ so to have Mackenzie directing the second series feels like a mad dream. I can’t think of anyone better suited to direct.”

“The Change” Season 2 is produced by Expectation. BBC Studios have a minority stake in Expectation.

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