‘Blackadder’ writer’s Shakespeare sitcom ‘Upstart Crow’ is back – watch the Season 3 trailer!

The third season of Upstart Crow begins in the UK this week.

Based on the life and times of William Shakespeare, played by Peep Show star David Mitchell, the popular sitcom returns to BBC Two with six new 30-minute episodes.

Season 3 will air at 8.30pm on Wednesday nights from 29 August.

Watch the trailer:

The official synopsis for the first episode reads: “Will (David Mitchell) is just finishing writing A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a tale of love potions, enchantment and a wood full of fairies. He’s very pleased with how realistic it is, as he based it on his own experience. But his Burbage (Steve Speirs) and the other actors tell him it lacks a little comedy, like say a character with a funny name or a big visual joke. Meanwhile, back in Will’s lodgings, where on earth is his servant Bottom (Rob Rouse) going to put that donkey head?”

Created by Ben Elton (Blackadder, The Young Ones), Upstart Crow premiered in May 2016 as part of the BBC’s Shakespeare Festival to mark the 400th anniversary of the writer’s death.

A Christmas special has also been recorded for broadcast later this year.