Franco Nero joins Dawn French in Delicious: first-look pictures for series two
Dawn French and Emilia Fox will return for a second series of Sky One's comedy-drama Delicious later this year. They will be joined by Italian film star Franco Nero, Vanessa Redgrave's long-time partner ho is best known for his role as Vessepi in Django Unchained.
French and Fox will reprise their roles as talented cook Gina and the glamorous Sam, both former wives of the Penrose Hotel's deceased head chef Leo, played by Game of Thrones' Iain Glen, who narrates events from beyond the grave.
The first series, which aired in December 2016 and was Sky One's most-watched drama of the year, focused on the relationship between the two women. The second series will centre on collapse of that delicate dynamic, as new arrivals threaten to destroy the success of their business.
Nero, in his British TV series debut, will play Gina's estranged father, who turns up out of the blue and begins to interfere with the women's friendship.
Glen, meanwhile, will reprise his role as Leo, as his two ex wives struggle to maintain a civil relationship with each other.
It's not long before the complicated combinations of love, friendship, and rivalry begin to affect the women's happiness, as the negative impacts of Leo's legacy begin to come to light.
Delicious also stars Sheila Hancock as Mimi, Leo's mother, Tanya Reynolds as Gina's daughter Teresa, and Ruairi O'Connor as Michael, Sam's son. Joining the cast for the new season will be Aaron Anthony, who will be playing Adam, the new protégé at the Penrose Hotel.
The second series of Delicious will air on Sky One in late December 2017