Big Talk series won BAFTA award

LONDON — Big Talk Prods.’ quirky British sitcomRev,” a hit for Hulu in the U.S., has been greenlit for a third season by BBC2.

Co-creator Tom Hollander will return as the Rev. Adam Smallbone, the often frustrated and always unconventional vicar of an inner-city London parish.

Show co-stars Olivia Colman as his long-suffering wife. The thesp won kudos for her role in British indie pic “Tyrannosaur.”

Big Talk topper Kenton Allen said, “Such is the brilliance of the ‘Rev’ cast that getting everyone back together for further adventures is always challenging.

“But I’m delighted that we’ve managed to get Adam and his congregation back into church for what I hope will be an extraordinary third season of a show that is extremely special for all those involved.”

Co-creator James Wood will return as lead writer on the series, with the creator of cult Channel 4 sitcom “Peep Show” Sam Bain back as script editor.

Development for the new season will start this year for U.K. transmission in 2014.

Show was greenlit by BBC2 controller Janice Hadlow.

“Rev” has won numerous prizes, including the 2011 BAFTA sitcom award, and four awards at this year’s Broadcasting Press Guild awards.

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