The Masked Singer could be back on screens before we know it, even with the current production delays facing the television industry.
While television events like the Britain's Got Talent live finals and Love Island are coming under threat from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, ITV bosses have now confirmed that work on season 2 of The Masked Singer is currently still going ahead as planned.
Speaking at the (digital) Edinburgh TV Festival on Thursday (April 30), ITV's entertainment boss Katie Rawcliffe and ITV's director of television Kevin Lygo confirmed that casting for the second season is already underway.
Even better than that, it looks like the new season will still be able to be filmed on schedule too, with Lygo adding that because The Masked Singer is pre-recorded, it's "more manageable for us and the production staff to do in an enclosed, guarded space" (via Jake Kanter).
"We are looking to definitely do it," Rawcliffe also said (via Variety). "We'll probably do it with or without an audience, and we'll get the casting right."
The first season of The Masked Singer UK aired from January this year and quickly gripped the nation as we tried to work out who the likes of Hedgehog, Octopus and, of course, ultimate winner Queen Bee were week after week.
And who knows, maybe The Masked Singer season 2 will be able to turn Peter Crouch into a singing tree after all.
Meanwhile, The Masked Singer host Joel Dommett recently staged a special lockdown edition of the show on his ITV2 series Home Alone with Joel Dommett, which saw him reunite judges Jonathan Ross and Davina McCall to try and guess three new mystery singers.
The Masked Singer airs on ITV.
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