Filming starts on third series of Rev for BBC Two

Louise Duffy | 03-11-2013

The BAFTA-winning BBC Two comedy Rev is to return for a third six-part series with guest stars including Hugh Bonneville, Dexter Fletcher, Joanna Scanlan, Vicki Pepperdine and Kayvan Novak.

Principal photography has started on the Big Talk Productions programme, with six episodes in production, due for broadcast in spring 2014.

In the third series, Rev asks big questions of the Reverend Adam Smallbone (Tom Hollander) as he and his wife Alex (Olivia Colman) adjust to life as new parents in the inner city parish of St Saviourís, Hackney. How will Adam cope with parenthood on top of his small but demanding congregation? Can he manage being a father and a Father?

Re-joining Hollander and Colman are the ensemble cast of Simon McBurney (Archdeacon Robert) Miles Jupp (Nigel, the Lay Reader) Steve Evets and Ellen Thomas (Colin and Adoha, of the St Saviour's congregation) Lucy Lieman (Ellie, head teacher at the local school) and Jimmy Akingbola (Mick, the resident vagrant).

Executive producers are Big Talk Productions CEO, Kenton Allen, producer of series one and two Hannah Pescod, Matthew Justice, Tom Hollander and James Wood.

International distribution on all three series is handled by BBC Worldwide