Fans of The Outlaws face a wait to see Christopher Walken in Fishponds pub

December 30 2021
Fans of The Outlaws face a wait to see Christopher Walken in Fishponds pub

FISHPONDS residents waiting for a sight of an Oldbury Court pub in a hit TV comedy thriller face a wait to see it.

The BBC has confirmed that The Outlaws, directed by Bristolian actor and comedian Stephen Merchant, will return for a second series in 2022.

But the corporation has not been able to say when the second series, which has already been filmed, will hit our screens.

It means people will have to wait a little longer to see Hollywood legend Christopher Walken, who plays veteran conman Frank in the series, perform a scene filmed at the Oldbury Court Inn.

The scene was filmed in July and the Oscar-winning actor drew a crowd of onlookers outside the pub, as he shot the scene after saying hello to landlord Steve Thomas.

The series follows seven strangers from different walks of life forced together to complete a Community Payback sentence in Bristol. 
Series one finished abruptly and the second series will follow directly on from the events of the first.

Stephen Merchant said: "I am overwhelmed by the wonderful response to The Outlaws.

"Audiences have fallen in love with the characters as much as I have, and my Twitter feed is inundated with people asking for updates on Series Two, so I’m delighted to confirm the entire gang will return for more adventures.

"If we made the Outlaws sweat in Series One, we’re really turning the heat up second time round."