BBC One back in Happy Valley

It is the surprise hit of the year – so it’s no surprise BBC One has ordered a second season of Happy Valley.

Happy Valley

Happy Valley

The series, written by Sally Wainwright, due critical and popular acclaim as it pulled in an average of 5.5 million viewers (eight million consolidated).

Produced by Red Production Company, the show starred Sarah Lancashire as a police officer who comes face-to-face with the man who destroyed her family.

The second season will go into production in 2015, to be broadcast later that year.

Wainwright executive produces with Nicola Shindler and Matthew Read. Karen Lewis is the producer.

Red and Wainwright are also currently in pre-production on a third season of Last Tango in Halifax for BBC One.