Louis Theroux is set to delve into the lives of Hollywood icons, award-winning musicians and comedians in the second series of his hit podcast.

Spotify's The Louis Theroux Podcast will see the likes of Paul Mescal and director Baz Luhrmann join the documentary maker.

Basic Instinct actress Sharon Stone, up-and-coming singer PinkPantheress and fellow podcaster and actor Adam Buxton will also join Theroux.

In the second series of the podcast, Mescal, who shot to stardom following his role in the Irish miniseries Normal People, will be the first guest.

Mescal continued to mark out his place within the industry following his starring role in the 2022 coming-of-age film Aftersun, which earned him Oscar and Bafta nominations for best actor.

The actor's latest role in the romantic fantasy film, All of Us Strangers, alongside Andrew Scott has garnered him further recognition and a British Independent Film Award for best supporting performance.

The first series of The Louis Theroux Podcast saw the documentary maker interview stars from the world of entertainment including country superstar Shania Twain, Chicken Shop Date host Amelia Dimoldenberg, singer Craig David and Queer Eye star Tan France.

He also dove into the lives of Bad Seeds singer Nick Cave and US TV star Jennette McCurdy, Chic frontman Nile Rodgers, actress Samantha Morton and comedian and writer Ben Elton.

Discussing the new series, Theroux said: "I’m really excited to release more episodes of The Louis Theroux Podcast on an unsuspecting world.

“Expect more great conversations with an eclectic array of talented guests – comedians, musicians, writers, directors – chock full of surprising revelations, awkward banter, wit wisdom, warmth and the odd spiky moment to prevent it from getting too cosy.”

The second series of The Louis Theroux Podcast will be available on Spotify podcast from Tuesday, January 23, with new episodes every Tuesday.