The BBC has confirmed the future of its hit crime drama Sherwood beyond the first season.
Although we already knew that the second series was given the green lightAccording to SunFilming for the second season will begin this summer, with the two main stars, Lesley Manville and David Morrissey, reprising their roles from the first season.
It is believed that the second season will have a similar structure to the first season, which it was inspired by two true crime storiesand adapted for television by creator James Graham, using testimonies from people affected by real murders.
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The original series, set in the Nottinghamshire mining village where Graham grew up, starred David Morrissey as local police member Ian St Clair and Robert Glenister as Kevin Salisbury, a Met constable.
Following the announcement that there would be a second series, Graham said in a statement: “I was so deeply moved by the response to Sherwood. These stories come from my home, and I want to give a special thanks to my community, for whom I know these topics can be difficult, but hopefully important to explore.
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“The East Midlands and former Red Wall areas like this are never one, politically or culturally, and it has been my life’s honor to give a voice and character to a place I love. It’s a county of great stories and legends, past and present, and I can’t wait to show viewers more.
“It’s also a joy to see our amazing cast being so celebrated, along with lead director Lewis Arnold, to whom I owe a great debt, and Ben Williams. None of this would have been possible without House Productions supporting me every step of the way. along the way and without a mandate from the BBC’s public service.”