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Staged Returns with a Third Season, Available Now on BritBox

November 28, 2022

The award-winning comedy series, starring David Tennant, Michael Sheen, Georgia Tennant and Anna Lundberg has returned to our screens for a third season with some seasonal good cheer and its usual healthy dose of squabbling.

Created by Simon Evans and Phin Glynn, Staged launched on BBC One in June 2020, providing relatable and light hearted entertainment during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. The show saw the actors play fictionalised versions of themselves as they tried to rehearse a play during lockdown. Staged’s second outing played with the idea of the first series success, with the actors meeting options for who might play them in a Hollywood remake of Staged, featuring a host of guest stars including Dame Judi Dench, Ewan McGregor, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Cate Blanchett.

Series 3 sees David and Michael return to their everyday working life, having moved on from lockdown, while Simon’s career remains stagnant. Simon’s phone does ring, but only to ask if he can get David and Michael back together; and they’ve made it clear they want nothing more to do with him. But with Christmas approaching, Simon hopes the warmth of the season might soften them to the idea of a radio version of a Christmas classic!

Post Production

It was great to return to this fantastic project for post production of a third season, again overseen by Post Producer Joana Coelho. Our Colourist Emily Russul Saib, with her keen eye for detail, focused on the fluctuating light levels from the self-shooting and video conference technology. Due to the nature of these video conference sequences, Emily also graded multiple pieces of media within each shot. The episodes were then onlined by Senior Online Editor Adam Sample and Online Editor Andrew Fisun.


Staged is Directed by Simon Evans and Produced by Phin Glynn, Victor Glynn and Georgia Tenant for Infinity Hill and GCB Films. Distributed by Rainmaker Content, Stagedseason 3 is exclusively available on BritBox, alongside the first two series and a series special, featuring mistakes and outtakes, and shows how the show itself was found.