Second Season premieres May 5 on Sky One and NOW TV in the UK 

London, April 29, 2020.  Award-winning production company CPL Productions, a Red Arrow Studios company, has been commissioned by Sky in the UK to produce a second season of comedy series Rob & Romesh Vs… 

In the show, comedians and best friends Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan are back on the road again on an hilarious journey of discovery as their love-hate relationship is pushed to its limit. 

The new four-part series, starting on Tuesday May 5 on Sky One and NOW TV, sees Rob and Romesh slam dunk, field and pirouette their way into three worlds they know absolutely nothing about: basketball, cricket and ballet! They will be learning to shoot hoops in downtown LA, they’ll perform in a real production of Swan Lake as part of the Birmingham Royal Ballet and they will join the England Cricket team on their first real test since becoming world champions as they tour South Africa. 

Romesh Ranganathan says: “If you’re keen to see two men set fire to their own dignity for the sake of a Sky One show, you’re going to absolutely love this series”, and Rob Beckett says: ‘In this series Romesh gets a colonic irrigation and a whole button mushroom is released. There’s nothing more I can say to make you watch this show.” 

Along the way they will meet England international cricketers Kevin Pietersen Johnny Bairstow, Jack Leach and Matt Parkinson and one of the greatest ballet dancers of all time, Carlos Acosta. Competition remains strong between the two as they find themselves in some sticky situations. Whether they’re heading to a ‘spa’ for an uncomfortable colon treatment, experiencing a close encounter with a rhino, dancing in front of 10,000 people or batting balls at 70mph, we will find out if their relationship will survive the series. 

CPL produces an impressive roster of hit shows including Sky One’s double BAFTA-winning series “A League Of Their Own”, plus new US version “Game On!”, produced by Eye Productions Inc. and Fulwell 73 Productions with CPL Productions for CBS; and multi-award winning formats for Channel 4 including “Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds” and “Married at First Sight”. The company also has joint venture partnerships with Harry Hill and Romesh Ranganathan. 

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About CPL Productions 

CPL Productions, a Red Arrow Studios company, is one of the most successful independent TV and radio production companies in the UK. An impressive roster of hit shows includes Sky One’s double BAFTA-winning series “A League Of Their Own”, plus a new US version for CBS called“ Game On!” and spin-off shows “A League of Their Own US” and “A League of Their Own: European Road Trip”; Sky One comedies “The Reluctant Landlord” written by and starring Romesh Ranganathan, and “There’s Something About Movies” hosted by Alan Carr; and multi-award winning formats for Channel 4 including “Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds”, “The Restaurant That Makes Mistakes” and “Married At First Sight”. The company also has a production partnership with Romesh Ranganathan and his Ranga Bee Productions company, including Sky One show “Romesh Presents”; and a joint venture with comedian Harry Hill called Nit Television, with productions including “Reasons To Be Cheerful with Matt Lucas” and “Harry Hill’s ClubNite” for Channel 4; “Harry Hill’s Alien Fun Capsule” for ITV; Sky One comedy cooking show “Harry Hill’s Tea Time”; and sketch show “Ellie & Natasia” for BBC Three, which is now in production on its first series following a successful pilot, and is written by and starring Ellie White and Natasia Demetriou.