Iannucci Confirms New ‘Coalition’ Thick Of It

Fuckity-Hooray! Comedy hero Armando Iannucci has confirmed that work will begin on the new series of The Thick Of It (the BBC’s satire which portrays life behind the scenes in government) next month.

“In answer to all those who’ve been asking, a new series of The Thick Of It is commissioned,” he Twittered. “Work begins on scripts next month.”

The writer has previously intimated that the fourth series will include storylines which centre around the coalition government and their spending cuts.

Chris Addison, James Smith, Joanna Scanlan and Rebecca Front are all expected to reprise their roles with Peter Capaldi continuing as spin-doctor Malcolm Tucker. As such we’re expecting the show to continue the format of government and opposition that began to emerge in the third series.

Iannucci is also currently working on Veep, a pilot for HBO about a female vice-president.