ITV returns to Mr Selfridge

Cameras are rolling on the second season of ITV’s period drama Mr Selfridge.

Mr Selfridge

Mr Selfridge

Another ten-part season has been ordered by the UK broadcaster to air in 2014.

The series is based on the life of American entrepreneur Harry Gordon Selfridge, played by Jeremy Piven, who founded the world-famous department store Selfridges on London’s Oxford Street in 1909.

Season two begins in 1914 as the shop and its staff celebrates its fifth year of trading as Europe teeters on the brink of war.

Head writer Andrew Davies returns to work alongside Kate Brooke, Kate O’Riordan and Dan Sefton.

Mr Selfridge is produced by Cherry Gould and executive produced by Kate Lewis for ITV Studios alongside Davies, Brooke and O’Riordan.

Filming is taking place in London and Kent.

Mr Selfridge

Mr Selfridge

Mr Selfridge drew 9.4 million viewers for its debut in January, the highest viewing figures for the launch of a new ITV drama since the launch of Scott and Bailey in May 2011.

The series is distributed internationally by ITV Studios Global Entertainment.

Source: ITV