Comedian Bridget Christie is writing a second series of The Change, though an official commission is yet to be made.
Bridget Christie has been on the comedy circuit for almost 20 years and has written Edinburgh Fringe shows in which she performed dressed as King Charles II, as well as making a memorable appearance on Stewart Lee’s Alternative Comedy Experience, in which she performed a stand up set dressed as an ant.
What’s more, for the purposes of this particular article, Christie made her screenwriting debut earlier this year with wonderful comedy drama The Change.
The plot followed Christie as Linda, a menopausal woman who decides on a whim to abandon her home and husband to join a commune in the Forest of Dean, where she meets an eclectic variety of eccentric characters, and begins to discover another side of herself.
The show co-starred Monica Dolan (we bloody love Monica Dolan), Paul Whitehouse (he’s nice too), Liza Tarbuck (yep, fab), Omid Djalili (ace), Jim Howick (diamond geezer), Tanya Moodie (much sunnier than her surname implies) and Jerome Flynn (legend).
Speaking to Adrian Edmondson (lovely chap) on his podcast Out To Lunch, Christie revealed that, while a full second series order is yet to be made, Channel 4 has commissioned three further scripts, going on to say that she would be “so sad” if further episodes weren’t greenlit, “because I’ve set loads of things up [to be continued]”.
Christie is currently touring her stand up show Who Am I around the UK, you can find dates and details here. You can watch the first series of The Change via 4OD. We’d hope to see the second series at some point in 2024. We’ll keep you posted on that one, though.