Its first series has just begun airing on BBC Three, but it's good news for fans of Irish sitcom The Young Offenders - a second series has already been green-lit.

The BBC has ordered another six episodes of the adaptation of the hit film about Conor (Alex Murphy) and Jock (Chris Walley), two 'loveable rogues' navigating their awkward teenage years and trying to stay out of trouble.

Written and directed by Peter Foott, the series begins on RTE Two tonight at 8pm and will also air on BBC One after The Graham Norton Show tomorrow night at 11.25pm.

Foott said: "The response already to the show has been phenomenal, myself and the whole team have been blown away by it. To have BBC Three commission a second series so quickly is a dream come true, their support for the project has been unwavering from the start. This level of commitment is incredibly reassuring, and we're keen to continue telling stories involving these characters. We're very grateful to the BBC for allowing us to do so."