Will there be a third season of Staged?

Michael Sheen and David Tennant returned for a second season in January 2021.


Staged returned for a second season at the beginning of the year, reuniting Michael Sheen and David Tennant once more – but with an extremely meta twist.


Staged season two is set during the relaxing of lockdown rules over the summer, as the two actors grapple with the “new normal” of virtual Hollywood.

However, it’s not yet known whether the series will return for a third season.

Read on for everything you need to know about Staged season three.

Will there be a Staged season 3?

Staged hasn’t yet been renewed for a third season. We’ll keep this page updated.

What is Staged about?

The lockdown comedy originally focussed on Sheen and Tennant playing exaggerated versions of themselves, and rehearsing a play over Zoom calls.

However, season two saw that premise upended, as the two actors openly discuss Staged and reveal that it was all fiction in season two episode one. Keen to move on to ‘real’ acting work, they’re nonetheless frustrated when they learn that there’s going to be a US remake of Staged with a different cast.

A third season could go in multiple different directions, either starting with another fresh premise, or else continuing the plot-line in season two with the US Staged remake, and this time perhaps taking place during the latest UK lockdown.

Staged cast

Staged (BBC)

The Staged cast was once again led by Good Omens co-stars Michael Sheen and David Tennant alongside their respective partners, Anna Lundberg and Georgia Tennant, and series creator Simon Evans.

Season two introduced Ben Schwartz as Tom, assistant to Michael’s US agent.

There have also been a number of notable Staged celebrity cameos, including Dame Judi Dench, Whoopi Goldberg, Sir Michael Palin, and Samuel L Jackson.


Staged season two continues on BBC One. Check out what else is on with our TV Guide.