Ruth Jones’ comedy Stella gets a second series, as does The Café

by Lynn Connolly

Fans of Ruth Jones’ new Sky1 comedy Stella will doubtless be pleased to hear that the show will be back next year with a second series.

Ruth of course stars in the show as a struggling single mum, and the project has been her first major new TV series since Gavin and Stacey.

Speaking to the Sun about the second series of Stella – which will be comprised of ten episodes – Ruth said, “I’m over the moon that Sky want more Stella.

“I’m looking forward to getting back to Pontyberry, even though the place doesn’t exist…”

Sky1 have also ordered a second series of The Café, which stars The Royle Family’s Ralf Little.

Set in and around a café in Weston-super-Mare, the second run of the show will be eight episodes long, and will be directed by Ralf’s former Royle Family co-star – and co-writer – Craig Cash.

Getting back to the news about a second run of Stella though, I’m really relieved to hear that it’ll be back because I’ve come to just love the characters during series one…

And normally, if I really enjoy a show, it tends to end up cancelled! Yep, that’s me; the kiss of TV death.

But yay, we have a whole ‘nother series now to find out where Stella’s relationship with Sean (Kenny Doughty) might be going, and to try to fathom what the hell Daddy’s (Howell Evans) saying.

I’m hoping too that we get to see more of the wonderfully camp – and über sarcastic – Bobby (Aled Pugh) and of course, the sexual antics of the boozy Paula (Elizabeth Berrington) and her hunky hubby, Dai (Owen Teale).

If you’ve yet to watch Stella, make it a priority asap because while it may not be quite a full of laughs as Gavin and Stacey was – primarily, for me anyway, due to the lack of Rob Brydon – it’s still a warm and very funny show.

Here’s a clip…

Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, I'm A Celeb and Big Brother.