Season 2 of Dead Drunk Detective is on its way soon! Returning to the show are all the key cast and crew of Season 1, including Arfie Mansfield as Det. Johnny Stumbles, Kate Oswald as the long-suffering Betty, Leanna Wigginton as Johnny’s sister Melissa and show-writer Brendan Way.
This season, Johnny takes on foes and allies, old and new, in the next adventures of the undead private detective to be recorded Live in the Rotten Flesh. And not just at any venue. Season 2 will be recorded in the Leicester Square Theatre, home of some of London’s finest comedy podcasts, stand-up performances and plays.
We could not be more thrilled to return to our favourite monstrous neighbourhood and all its infernal inhabitants, and we’re dead excited to be recording it at the pillar of the comedy community that is Leicester Square Theatre.
Podcast Adventures is excited to announce a second series of the comedy-noir podcast sitcom Dead Drunk Detective in 2017.
Cast from Series 1
Arfie Mansfield and Kate Oswald will return as scotch-fueled, zombie detective Johnny Stumbles and his long-suffering assistant Betty in the Autumn.
Also returning to the cast will be Leanna Wigginton as Johnny’s sister Melissa and a host of new characters and special appearances from the London improv comedy community.
Writer Brendan Way deep in thought.
Writer Brendan Way says he had a blast writing season 2 of the show and is looking forward to experimenting with the weird world he’s created: “The biggest change in the first run had been – SPOILER ALERT – Betty getting a new chair. This time round, I wanted to shake things up. I’ll bring back some old friends, but also introduce new enemies. Let’s get in people from Johnny’s pre-zombie life. OOH! Let’s have Johnny question his entire identity.”
Season 2 has a few surprises in store for Johnny as we find out more about the land of the undead and explore his tricky relationships, all presented with the same relentless pun-a-minute treatment.
Dead Drunk Detective was born when Way was bored one afternoon. Months later it was a fully produced live show and series starring a cast of talented friends. As with the first season, a series of live recordings will take place in a Central London performance space for which a limited number of tickets will be released in September.
Podcast Adventures is a London-based audio network producing podcast titles in collaboration with writers and performers across the UK. They are also behind titles such as Sketch, Please! and Ed and Friends, with another comedy sitcom to be announced later this year.
The wife of Mr Green, The Bogeyman, is missing. And it’s up to Johnny to find her. But then, disaster. He falls head over heels in love with her. Even though she is a Banshee.
Recorded in front of a live audience, a new episode of Dead Drunk Detective will be available to download every Monday in October 2016. If you would like to be in the audience of the next recording, please see the Live In The Rotten Flesh Page for more details.
Cast (in alphabetical order)
Mr. Green – Dan Luxton
Johnny Stumbles – Arfie Mansfield
Betty – Kate Oswald
Server – Charles Scherer
The Invisible Man – Mark Wheeler
Victoria – Kate Oswald & Victoria Hogg
Written by Brendan Way
Produced and Directed by Edmund Fargher
Produced and Edited by Katharine Kerr
Music by Tom Hodge
Artwork by Aimee Sajjan-Servaes
Recorded at The Actor’s Temple in London, England.
The first Dead Drunk Detective: Live in the Rotten Flesh was an absolute delight! We had a lovely audience full of friendly faces. Our stand-up performers Matthew McAloone, Sean Sellers and Wayne Lawrence charmed the audience with their winning repartee, and then the show began. It was a brilliant night.
If you would like to join the audience for the next recording, you can get your free tickets from our Billetto page.
Our sterling performers Left to Right: Dan Luxton, Charles Scherer, Kate Oswald, Steff Prince, Arfie Mansfield, Victoria Hogg, Mark Tindle, Mark Wheeler, and co-producer Ed Fargher