Rebooted Robot Wars to return for second series

BBC Two has announced that the rebooted version of classic mechanoid skirmish show Robot Wars will return for a second series. Dara Ó Briain and Angela Scanlon have confirmed that they’ll both be hosting once again too.

It'll be another six-part series, filmed in the special purpose-built robot fighting arena up in Glasgow. The same improved House Robots are back as well - as are reigning champs Team Apollo, pumped and ready to defend their title.

Kate Philips, controller of entertainment commissioning for the Beeb, said: "The return of Robot Wars with Dara and Angela at the helm has proven that BBC Two viewers, like our robot creators, haven't lost their passion for creative wizardry and mechanical warfare. With even more formidable House Robots and very determined teams we can't wait for the battles to begin!"

The show will again be produced by Mentorn Scotland and SJP Media, the same guys who've been making it since the humble days of 2001.

"We're delighted that the first series proved such a success," executive producer Andrew Robertson said. "We can't wait to see more amazing teams with the next generation of incredible robots in the arena."

There's no word on when the battles will grace our screens again, but Mentorn are accepting applications. If you've got your very own Sir Killalot and want to see how it fares in the competition, email robotwars@mentorn.tv.

Source: BBC

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