Controversial E4 show Stage School to return for second series
E4 drama series Stage School has been commissioned for a second series, Channel 4 has confirmed.
The first series of the scripted reality show, which follows students at the D&B Academy of Performing Arts in Kent, was aired in September 2016.
It provoked criticism from some viewers who claimed that it misrepresented arts training.
A petition calling for the programme to be axed attracted more than 2,000 signatures.
According to a poll conducted by The Stage, 89% of 1,362 respondents thought that the show was damaging the reputation of drama training in the UK.
Jonathan Stadlen, executive producer of the 30-part series, said: “Building on the first series of Stage School, we are looking forward to a super-sized series two, featuring the young and incredibly talented students at the D&B Academy. Expect bigger performances in real settings and storylines following the young hopefuls on their journey to success.”
No transmission date has been announced yet.