Sherwood: BBC confirms drama will return for second series – details

Eve Crosbie

After six captivating episodes that had us glued to our sofas, BBC drama sherwood ended Tuesday evening.

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The drama follows a tense and harrowing investigation into two shocking and unexpected murders that shattered an already fractured Nottinghamshire community and were a huge hit with the public – but will the series be back for another episode? Find out here…

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It has been confirmed that the hit drama will return for a second series, with filming set to take place in 2023. James Graham, who is also the mastermind behind ITV QuizChannel 4 Brexit: the uncivil war and Coalitionwill return as creator, writer and executive producer to once again draw inspiration from the mining villages and surrounding towns of his home county.

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According to the BBC, the new series will be “continuing the themes of examining the lives and legacies of those ruled by Britain’s industrial past with stories of communities in ‘Red Wall’ cities, the controversial deployment of so-called ‘spy cops’ and how seismic ripples from the past can come back to haunt the present. »

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On the exciting news, James said: “I have been so deeply moved by the response to Sherwood. These stories come from home, and I want to specifically express my gratitude to my community for whom I know these topics can be difficult. but – I hope – important to explore.

“The East Midlands and former ‘red wall’ areas like this are never one thing, politically or culturally, and it has been the honor of my life to give voice and character to a place I ‘love,’ he continued. “It’s a land of great stories and legends, past and present, and I can’t wait to show more to the public.”

A second series will begin filming in 2023

Sherwood launched to more than six million viewers on the BBC earlier this month and has been hailed by critics as one of the greatest television dramas of recent years.

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Taking to Twitter, viewers raved about the show and its talented cast. One person wrote: “If Adeel Akhtar doesn’t win a BAFTA for his turn as Andy in #Sherwood, something has gone very wrong. In a brilliant drama, with a heavyweight cast, his performance was absolutely stellar”, while another said: “If there’s anyone out there who doesn’t watch Sherwood on BBC1 then shake your head. That’s brilliant.”

Meanwhile, Keep the faith Actress Eve Myles also revealed she’s a huge fan of the show, writing, “I don’t want #Sherwood to end. I’m obsessed with every word, every performance and every direction. This masterpiece artwork restores my confidence in the drama.”

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