Olivia Colman's show Flowers to bloom for a second season

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Olivia Colman and Julian Barratt are returning for a second series of acclaimed comedy, Flowers.

Channel 4 has confirmed that the show will be back for a six-episode series, in association with US comedy streaming channel Seeso.

Flowers, created and written by Will Sharpe, aired over five consecutive nights on Channel 4 earlier this year.

Olivia Colman (Richard Shotwell/AP/PA)
Olivia Colman (Richard Shotwell/AP/PA)

It introduced the world to the eccentric Flowers family - Maurice (Julian), Deborah (Olivia) and their twins.

The new run sees Deborah and Maurice trying to survive the challenges of series one, which included infidelity and a suicide attempt.

Channel 4´s Deputy Head of Comedy, Nerys Evans, said: "Covering deeply complex issues like fidelity, mental health, sexuality and fraying family bonds, Will Sharpe's hilariously awkward and heart-breaking show offers another unmissable look at the Flowers' messed up world.

Olivia Colman and Julian Barratt (PA)
Olivia Colman and Julian Barratt (PA)

"Will's scripts and the show's perfect cast are so brilliant at making you wail with laughter one minute, and well up the next. I couldn't be more excited for the family's return to Channel 4."

Will, who also directs and plays Shun in the show, said: "We are looking forward to spending time with these characters again and are already making plans about how to make the most of this opportunity to see a new chapter in their lives."

The second series of Flowers will be filmed in 2017.