CITV commission second series of The Rubbish World of Dave Spud

CITV have commissioned a second series of animated comedy adventure The Rubbish World of Dave Spud for broadcast Winter 2020, from The Illuminated Film Company.

CITV first launched the new British animated series in September 2019 and following a successful run and record ratings, CITV has commissioned an additional 52 episodes for delivery over 2020 and 2021.

The Rubbish World of Dave Spud is not your average series and has pushed the boundaries targeting children aged 6 to 11. The series focuses on the no-nonsense, close knit Spud family and their amazing escapades.

Created by the series director Edward Foster and developed by The Illuminated Film Company, the series has the top cast returning, with Johnny Vegas voicing the eponymous hero Dave Spud, Gina Yashere as his friend, Gareth the Starfish, Phillip Glenister and Arthur Smith as Dave’s mum Betty and dad George respectively, Lisa Hammond playing Anna, Dave’s sister, and Jane Horrocks as the outrageous Gran, plus Akiya Henry and Adam Gillen voicing Dave’s friends.

The series follows Dave Spud and his family and friends as they enjoy the ordinary things in life, but it’s never long before the world starts to misbehave. The new series will see the world explored further and open up new adventures.

Producer Iain Harvey commented:

“We have really appreciated the support from ITV for the series and it has been exciting seeing the success the first series has had for CITV and kids up and down the country. We cannot wait to share more escalating adventures of this Northern family.”

The Rubbish World of Dave Spud is an Illuminated Film Company production, commissioned for CITV by Paul Mortimer, Director of Digital Channels.

Emma Barnard, Commissioning Editor for the series, said:

“The Rubbish World of Dave Spud is everything we look for in original programming for CITV and more.  Wildly imaginative, funny, brilliantly produced and brought to life by the voices of a stellar line up of actors.  We’re absolutely delighted to land a new series and we’re celebrating by showing the original run in full on CITV on the Bank Holiday. Enjoy.”

Internationally, the series is being represented by Beta Film.

On Bank Holiday VE Day, CITV are running all episodes of the original series starting at 9.50am back to back until 5.00pm. Don’t miss the hilarious antics of the Spud family.