Michaela Coel says she will write a new season of Chewing Gum after all

The creator and actress previously said she had decided against making a third run of her comedy show.

Michaela Coel says she will write a new season of <I>Chewing Gum</i> after all Michaela Coel attends the BAFTA Television Awards at The Royal Festival Hall on May 14, 2017 in London, England.   Jeff Spicer/Getty

Last summer Michaela Coel broke our hearts when she revealed that she wasn't planning to write a third season of her hilarious show Chewing Gum. She blamed a hectic work schedule while Channel 4, which broadcasts the show in the U.K., confirmed they had "no plans" for more episodes.

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However, this appears to have changed with Coel telling the London Times in a new interview that she will begin work on a new season later this year.

There will be one change going forward, with Coel planning to work with co-writers for the first time. “Because I don’t want to die," she said of that decision. "My sets are not peaceful. It’s a beautiful catastrophe. I am running around like a headless chicken. I don’t sleep because I am writing. It’s manic. I love it, I don’t know if I would want it any other way, but I’ve learnt from working with proper people like Charlie [Brooker, Black Mirror]; they really prepare in advance.”

There is currently no broadcast date for S3 of Chewing Gum. Coel's next major project will be London-based musical Been So Long for Netflix.

Michaela Coel says she will write a new season of Chewing Gum after all