Fleabag star joins Channel 4 series with The Inbetweeners' Simon Bird

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Fleabag star joins Channel 4 show with Simon BirdBBC

Everyone Else Burns spoilers follow.

Fleabag star Sian Clifford will be joining the cast of Channel 4's Everyone Else Burns.

The series, which stars The Inbetweeners' Simon Bird and Death in Paradise's Kate O'Flynn, was picked up for a second season last year and will soon be returning to screens.

Everyone Else Burns is an apocalyptic comedy about a Manchester family who are members of a puritanical Christian sect called The Order.

Filming has officially started on the new episodes, with producers also confirming there will be a key cast addition.

This second helping of Everyone Else Burns will introduce the aforementioned Sian Clifford as Maude, a new member of the sect whose warped ideas threaten to upend David (Bird) and Fiona's (O'Flynn) happy family.

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An overarching storyline will centre around the family questioning their loyalty to The Order when Rachel (Coronation Street's Amy James-Kelly) is pressured into an arranged marriage.

Elsewhere, youngster Aaron (Harry Connor) puts his family's position in The Order onto even shakier ground by trying to modernise the sect.

Other returning cast members include Morgana Robinson (Taskmaster), Lolly Adefope (Ghosts) and Ali Khan (Showtrial).

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When Everyone Else Burns was renewed last year, Channel 4 Commissioning Editor Laura Riseam said: "I'm elated that the Lewis family have (so far) survived eternal damnation for long enough in order to deliver another series of the excellent Everyone Else Burns for Channel 4 viewers.

"I'm very grateful to the brilliant minds of [creators Dillon Mapletoft and Oliver Taylor] and the whole team at Jax Media and Universal International Studios and we can't wait to see what's in store when series two hits our screens."

Everyone Else Burns season 2 will be airing this year on Channel 4.

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