Sky Atlantic has ordered a third season of The Trip.
Created and directed by Michael Winterbottom, the comedy launched on BBC Two in 2010, starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon as fictionalised versions of themselves. The second season, titled The Trip to Italy, aired on BBC Two in 2014.
Filming later this year, The Trip to Spain will see Steve and Rob back on their culinary quest as they head off on a road trip from the North Atlantic to the Mediterranean coast for a fresh helping of gastronomic adventures.
The new season will be “a journey of food, fun and frivolity – and, of course, plenty of impersonations.”
The six stunning Spanish locales will include Cantabria, the Basque region, Aragon, Rioja, Castile-La Mancha and Andalusia.
Steve Coogan commented: “Having thought long and hard about yet another sojourn into culinary distractions and middle age, I have reluctantly agreed to Eviva Espana. I have a hole in my diary, there will be free food and accommodation and Rob Brydon is surprisingly good company. I also like Michael.”
Michael Winterbottom added: “It has been more than three years since the last Trip, and travelling with Rob and Steve is always enjoyable – so it seemed like a good idea to go on another journey together – before they get too old.”
Zai Bennett, Director of Sky Atlantic, said: “The Trip is as close to perfection as you get in comedy. It’s a rare chance to watch comic masters, totally authoring their work with creative freedom. It’s an absolutely perfect fit for Sky Atlantic. We are very happy to ensure that this award-winning comedy will continue building on the channel’s relationships with Steve, Rob and Revolution Films showcasing our continued investment in top-flight original comedy.”
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