Critically Acclaimed Comedy-Drama “Boarders” Set to Return for Second Series

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Critically Acclaimed Comedy-Drama “Boarders” Set to Return for Second Series

The beloved comedy-drama “Boarders” is making a triumphant return for its second series. Created by BAFTA-nominated writer Daniel Lawrence Taylor, the show has garnered critical acclaim for its unique premise and diverse cast.

Critically Acclaimed Comedy-Drama “Boarders” Set To Return For Second Series

Critically Acclaimed Comedy-drama “boarders” Set To Return For Second Series

Plot Summary

Critically Acclaimed Comedy-Drama “Boarders” Set To Return For Second Series

“Boarders” follows five talented black inner-city teens who find themselves transported to an alien world – a British boarding school – after receiving scholarships to the prestigious St. Gilbert’s. Despite their places being offered as a thinly veiled PR exercise to improve the school’s reputation, these outsiders set out to make the most of their opportunity.

Critically Acclaimed Comedy-Drama “Boarders” Set To Return For Second Series

Returning Cast

Critically Acclaimed Comedy-Drama “Boarders” Set To Return For Second Series

The core ensemble cast will reprise their roles in the second series:

Critically Acclaimed Comedy-Drama “Boarders” Set To Return For Second Series

  • Josh Tedeku (Jaheim)
  • Jodie Campbell (Leah)
  • Sekou Diaby (Toby)
  • Myles Kamwendo (Omar)
  • Aruna Jalloh (Femi)

Additionally, writer and creator Daniel Lawrence Taylor returns as their mentor, Gus.

Critically Acclaimed Comedy-Drama “Boarders” Set To Return For Second Series

New Challenges Await

Critically Acclaimed Comedy-Drama “Boarders” Set To Return For Second Series

Series two introduces a new era for St. Gilbert’s. Headmaster Bernard, who initially brought the scholarship students to the school, has been suspended following a school rebellion. Now, acting headmistress Carol Watlington-Geese (also known as the mother of Jaheim’s nemesis, Rupert) takes charge – and she wants the scholarship students gone.

Sacrifices and Survival

As the five protagonists continue to navigate their way through the challenges of St. Gilbert’s, series two explores how much they are willing to sacrifice in order to survive.

Returning Characters

Other returning characters include:

  • Harry Gilby (Rupert)
  • Tallulah Greive (Beatrix)
  • Rosie Graham (Florence)
  • Assa Kanouté (Abby)
  • Niky Wardley (Carol Watlington-Geese)
  • Derek Riddell (Headmaster Bernard)

More cast members will be announced in due course.

Creator’s Perspective

Daniel Lawrence Taylor, the show’s creator, expressed his excitement: “The response to the first series has been incredibly inspiring, and I’m thrilled to announce the arrival of our second! What I’ve cherished most about creating this series is showcasing Black experiences on screen and seeing how it resonates with everyone. While race can sometimes divide us, the emotions of feeling different, isolated, or trying to fit in are truly universal. I’m especially excited to collaborate with the cast again; they are all budding superstars, and I’m overjoyed to see them bring my words to life once more! I can’t wait for you to see it!”

Where to Watch

The first series of “Boarders” is currently available on BBC iPlayer.

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