Brassic season 3: Everything you need to know about the critically-acclaimed comedy - how to watch, filming locations and cast

After the first two seasons of Joe Gilgun’s semi-autobiographical series Brassic were praised by critics, discover what fans can expect next from Vinnie, Erin, Dylan and the gang.

By Sophia Moir Published: 10 January 2022 - 5.56pm
Joe Gilgun and Michelle Keegan star in Brassic

Watch Brassic seasons 1-3 on Sky Max and NOW.

After two critically-acclaimed series, Brassic is back to give fans even more of that winning humour with heart.

Co-created by Joseph Gilgun (who plays Vinnie in the show) and BAFTA-winning writer Danny Brocklehurst, Brassic season 2 saw Vinnie and the gang get up to more raucous escapades in the fictional northern town of Hawley.

Here’s what we know about Brassic season 3 and beyond...

Brassic season 3: How to watch and how many episodes?

You can watch all eight episodes of Brassic season 3 on Sky Max with a NOW Entertainment Membership from Wednesday October 6.

There were six episodes in season 1, and six episodes in season 2.

Brassic season 3 plot: What will happen?

Sky has released this information about the new series:

"Vinnie, freshly out of prison, is jubilant to be reunited with his gang of mates but dismayed to learn that he now has the newly promoted Detective Carl Slater watching his every move.

Vinnie knows he needs to keep out of trouble... but playing it safe has never been his strong point. Soon he and his lifelong friends are back to their usual tricks with a hilarious new onslaught of wild and wonderful heists on the horizon. 

Bigger, braver and more bonkers than ever, it’s a hectic world of bulls, snakes, kidnappings, betrayal, and this time, a full-size horse..."

We're also dying to know what Erin whispered to Vinnie as he was being taken away by police at the end of series 2- and Sky have confirmed we'll find out the answer.

Danny Brocklehurst promises that we may see more of certain characters on screen next series, after series 1 supporting characters Sugar and Erin had bigger roles to play in series 2.

"Similarly with series 3, as I’m thinking about it now, we’ve done the same again," he said.

"Certain people have come into it a bit more who we thought were good, like Gary the undertaker. We just like having him on screen."

Brassic season 3 cast in a nutshell

The main cast are all returning for season 3. That's leader of the gang Vinnie (Joe Gilgun), motivated single mum Erin (Michelle Keegan) and Vinnie's best mate Dylan (Damien Molony).

That also includes the rest of the gang - champion kebab eater Cardi (Tom Hanson), gay traveller Ash (Aaron Heffernan), the sexually liberated Tommo (Ryan Sampson), and garage owner JJ (Parth Thakerar). 

We will also see the return of Sugar (Joanna Higson), Carol (Bronagh Gallagher), Jim (Steve Evets) and Vinnie’s blundering GP Dr Chris (Dominic West).

Brassic cast
Brassic

Is there a trailer?

Yes! The trailer for Brassic season 3 was released in January 2021:

Where is Brassic filmed?

Brassic season 3 was largely filmed around Manchester city centre. The pub that the gang hang out in is called the Star and Garter, near to Piccadilly Station.

Location manager Danny Newton said: “We shoot all the interiors at the Star and Garter, and as it’s a gig venue these days we are able to talk to the owner and schedule filming around that.

"Obviously it was a little easier during lockdown as there were no gigs taking place.”

The Lancashire town of Bacup is the setting for the fictional town of Hawley in the show, with scenes taking place on the the main Union Street in the town centre. Bacup is a 45-minute drive from Chorley, where show co-creator Joe Gilgun grew up and drew inspiration for the show.

Vinnie's scenes at the doctor's surgery (alongside Dominic West as his blundering GP, Dr Chris Cox) are filmed on the Frederick Road Campus at Salford University.

The scenes in season 3 which were set at sea were filmed off the coast of Llandudno, Wales in December 2021. Needless to say, it was freezing cold!

Brassic season 3 filming Instagram/@michkeegan

Will there be a Brassic season 4 and 5?

Season 4 is currently in production, with filming taking place in North Wales and Lancashire.

Star Damien Molony has been posting updates from his Instagram account:

In an exclusive interview with BT.com in September 2021, Damien revealed filming began in August 2021 and was due to finish at the end of January 2022.

"We're six weeks into filming. We've been to Wales, which has been really fun," he said.

"We're here until the end of January, so we've got eight months to film. My favourite episode takes place at night in the woods. That’s all I can say!"

We expect the series to launch on Sky Max and NOW in 2022, but an official release date has not been confirmed.

As for season 5, nothing is confirmed but Damien said he would be on board for another season.

"I'm sure Joe has plenty of ideas, and I think he definitely owes us an episode in continental Europe so and we can all have a couple of weeks in the sun. That would be amazing if we if we could do an episode by the beach on sun loungers!" he laughed.

Watch Brassic seasons 1-3 on Sky Max and NOW.