First look: Olivia Colman is frocked-up in Flowers series 2

Take an exclusive look at the next series of the C4 comedy

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Yes, that is Olivia Colman in a rather elaborate get-up and, yes, it is for the new series of the Channel 4 comedy Flowers, which appears to have gone back in time for series two.

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Once again Colman is playing Deborah, with Julian Barratt reprising his role as Maurice, her depressive spouse and children’s book author. But it’s their daughter Amy (Sophia Di Martino) who’s responsible for the costumery. She finds a book among her grandad’s belongings called Baumgaertner, which is full of strange Baroque-style paintings that seem to tell a story.

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The Flowers family step back in time

“She tries to set these images to music and her increasingly fizzy state of mind becomes a sort of portal into the world of Baumgaertner,” explains scriptwriter Will Sharpe, who’s also returning to the fray as Shun, the family’s Japanese lodger and illustrator of Maurice’s books.

Julian Barratt as Maurice, with Olivia Colman
Julian Barratt as Maurice, with Olivia Colman
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Flowers series 2 is coming soon on C4