The Mimic, Channel 4’s bittersweet comedy about a compulsive impressionist, returns next month for a second series – and here’s an exclusive look at the new trailer.
It shows that our hapless hero Martin Hurdle (Terry Mynott) is once again down on his luck, after he ditched his job in site maintenance to become a professional mimic in series one.
He can still do the voices but in series two he finds that his son and agent Stephen (Game of Thrones star Jacob Anderson) is leaving him to go travelling with his mates.
Worse still, the taxman is knocking on his door and all is not peachy with his best friend and landlady Jean (Jo Hartley) either. She has just dumped Neil (Neil Maskell) the hilarious hypochondriac who also doubles as Martin’s other best friend….
Still, things start looking up when Jean sets up Martin with self-assured body language expert Harriet (Rebecca Gethings) and the two start dating…..
The Mimic series two begins airing on Channel 4 in mid-July
Ben has worked as a professional journalist specialising in TV and the arts for nearly twenty years. After a two year stint on local newspapers in the mid 1990s, he spent more than 5 years as the broadcast reporter at the Stage newspaper. Following that he enjoyed staff reporting positions at the Sunday Mirror and the Sunday Times breaking stories and writing features before settling as a full time freelance writing for an array of newspapers and magazines - but mainly for the Guardian, Evening Standard, Broadcast, Independent and the New Statesman where he wrote a column.