CAST members have been talking about it for some time.
But here is the actual official announcement of a second series for Ashes To Ashes.
Series two begins filming, as expected, this summer and will be on screen next year.
Below is the release issued just a few minutes ago.
Also click here for the online version of today’s final MEN series one feature.
The eighties’ revival continues as the hugely popular Ashes to Ashes will return for a second series on BBC One it was announced today.
The hit drama from Kudos Film and Television in association with Monastic Productions has been recommissioned by the BBC following strong ratings and fantastic feedback from its army of fans. Series one has averaged well over 6.5 million viewers so far and the eagerly anticipated opener achieved a ratings high of over 8 million.
Details of the new series are being kept under wraps until the current series has finished airing but Simon Crawford-Collins Executive Producer and Head of Drama at Kudos promises that there will be more fun for fans of the Gene Genie:
“The 80s have had a real revival over the past few months; Ashes to Ashes seems to have captured the imagination of the nation. I’m sure viewers will be desperate to know who’s back in the second series but for now they’ll just have to tune into the last episode of series one to find out.”
Julie Gardner Executive Producer for the BBC and BBC Wales Head of Drama continues, “I’m delighted Ashes to Ashes will return to BBC One next year. The series epitomises all that is great about BBC drama with its bold, confident storytelling and great characters. I can’t wait for more blue eyeliner, Quattro cars and 80s music to burst on to our screens in 2009!”
Ashes to Ashes is written and created by Matthew Graham and Ashley Pharoah, two creators of the award winning Life on Mars. It is produced by Kudos, in association with Monastic Productions, the new production company of Graham and Pharaoh.
Executive producer duties will be split between Graham and Pharoah for Monastic Productions, Crawford Collins and Jane Featherstone and for Kudos and Julie Gardner for the BBC, who has also commissioned this second series.
Filming on series two will begin in the summer and Ashes to Ashes will return to BBC One in 2009.
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