Fans of the gritty British crime drama “Happy Valley” are in for a double treat as, according to The Hollywood Reporter, it will be renewed for a second season and that the series will be released to American and Canadian audiences through Netflix. Read on to learn more about this story.
Set in the Yorkshire countryside, “Happy Valley” tells the story of no nonsense police sergeant Catherine Cawood, portrayed by Sarah Lancashire (“Lark Rise to Candleford,” “Last Tango in Halifax”), who is still recovering from the suicide of her daughter. However, things get complicated as the man she holds responsible for her daughter’s death is released from prison. As she is managing all of this, she has to investigate a kidnapping in their small rural town, which slowly goes out of control, leading to a series of crimes. However, this kidnapping is not all what it seems, as it turns out that it might be closer to home than Catherine thinks it to be.
“Happy Valley” was created by BAFTA winner Sally Wainwright (“At Home with the Braithwaites,” “Last Tango in Halifax”).
The six episodes of the first season also starred George Costigan (“Calendar Girls”), Siobhan Finnerran (“Downton Abbey”), James Norton (“Rush”, “Belle”), Charlie Murphy (“Philomena”), Joe Armstrong (“Robin Hood”), and Steve Pemberton (“Whitechapel,” “Mr. Bean’s Holiday”).
According to Deadline, the drama will be coming to North America, as “Happy Valley” will be available to American and Canadian audiences through Netflix, with a premiere date set on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014.
The Hollywood Reporter also says that Sarah Lancashire will be back as Catherine Cawood for Season 2. However, it has not been confirmed what the second season will be about. Production will begin early next year.
And that’s the scoop on the renewal of BBC One’s “Happy Valley” and its U.S. launch. For more news and updates, including recaps and spoilers, on “Happy Valley” and other television shows, keep following Movie News Guide (MNG).
Check out the trailer of “Happy Valley” below.
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