BBC's comedy-drama series The Outlaws has been confirmed for a second series shortly after the first series finished airing.

Created by Stephen Merchant and Elgin James it followed a group of people completing community service together in Bristol who run into further trouble.

It has been the BBC's biggest comedy launch this year and has been streamed 11m times on BBC iPlayer so far.

Stephen Merchant said: "I am overwhelmed by the wonderful response to The Outlaws. Audiences have fallen in love with the characters as much as I have and my Twitter feed is inundated with people asking for updates on series two, so I’m delighted to confirm the entire gang will return for more adventures.

"If we made The Outlaws sweat in Series One, we’re really turning the heat up second time round."

Jon Petrie, Director of BBC Comedy, said: “The Outlaws has entertained BBC viewers across the nation this autumn and we are thrilled to say the series is the BBC’s biggest comedy launch this year.

"We can’t wait for fans to see what Stephen has in store for this second series as our Outlaws come face to face with the consequences of their actions.”

When will The Outlaws Series 2 air?

Filming has already been completed on Series 2, so it is expected to air on the BBC some time in 2022.

This is due to the fact that both Series 1 and 2 were filmed back-to-back after filming was halted in March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, and didn't get back up and running until February 2021.