James Corden and Mathew Baynton in talks for a second series of The Wrong Mans

"There is a desire to bring it back and discussions are ongoing," the BBC confirms

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James Corden and Mathew Baynton in talks for a second series of The Wrong Mans
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James Corden and Mathew Baynton are holding talks with the BBC about a second series of The Wrong Mans, RadioTimes.com can confirm. 

While there are currently no contracts in place, a source at the BBC confirmed, "There is a desire to bring it back and discussions are ongoing but there is no deal in place yet."

The duo, who write and star in the comedy caper, have enjoyed a positive response to the six-part series which concludes on 29 October. The Wrong Mans introduces hapless council workers Sam (Baynton) and Phil (Corden) whose world is turned upside down when a coincidence lands them at the centre of a criminal conspiracy.

Co-starring Emilia Fox, Nick Moran, Dawn French and Rebecca Front, the comic thriller has attracted decent viewing figures in its Tuesday evening slot, with the first four episodes drawing in an average overnight audience of 2.4m (10%). 

While a second series looks to be likely, Corden is currently promoting his Paul Potts biopic One Chance and will next be seen alongside Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp in Hollywood musical Into the Woods, while Baynton joins a number of his Horrible Histories co-stars in Sky's new comedy series, Yonderland.