ITV2 has released the trailer for the brand new season of Plebs, set to premiere this April.
The British hit sitcom, which became a cult success when first aired in 2013 and the highest rated British scripted comedy on multichannel television, with over a million of viewers regularly tuning in across the first three series, revolves arounds the adventures and mishaps of three young Ancient Romans – Marcus, Stylax, and their slave Grumio. Written by Sam Leifer and Tom Basde, the comedy show launches with a cast change. Joel Fry, who played Stylax across the first three series, has left the show, and a new character, described as a “dappy blonde builder” and named Jason, played by Jonathan Pointing, is introduced. Tom Rosenthal and Ryan Sampson reprise their roles as Marcus and Grumio respectively, Doon Mackichan as Flavia, Karl Theobald as Landlord, Tom Basden as Aurelius, Tom Davis as Davus and Maureen Lipman as Landlady. Guest stars including Robert Lindsay, Aisling Bea, Ellie Taylor and Rachel Parris will join the cast for the new episodes.
The fourth season of Plebs, consisting of eight episodes, follows the trio Marcus, Grumio and Jason as they procure an abandoned toilet from a property developer, which they decide to convert into Rome’s hottest new wine-bar, “The Crown and Toga”. “With Grumio as head-chef, Jason and waterboy/man Aurelius on drinks and Marcus as manager, this could be the boys’ chance to finally hit the big time and become players in the most exciting city in the world.” the official synopsis reveals.
The trailer features Marcus, Jason and Grumio asking a blonde girl if she has experience in the service industry. “No, I’m a model!”, she answers, making them say “Perfect” in response. “The boys are back in town. Brand new series of Plebs. Starts this April on ITV2,” the voiceover says on the 30-second promo.
The song playing in the background is “I Came, I Saw” by Oli Julian feat. Vincent Nap, the song from the closing credits of ITV’s hit series.