BBC One has ordered a second season of Sherwood shortly after the debut season wraps up Deadline reports. The series is by James Graham, who is behind “Brexit: The Uncivil War‘, quiz and also an episode of The Crown.
In the contemporary crime drama, two shocking murders rock an already dysfunctional Nottinghamshire community, sparking one of the biggest manhunts in British history. The killings threaten to open historic wounds ravaged during the 1980s miners’ strike that tore families apart three decades earlier. To solve the murders, Detective Chief Superintendent Ian St Clair (David Morrissey) of the local police force and Detective Inspector Kevin Salisbury (Robert Glenister) of the Met must put an end to a rivalry that dates back to 1984.
The second season should once again take its inspiration from the regions and the time of the miners’ strike. Graham: “These stories come from my home and I want to express my special thanks to my community for whom these topics can be difficult but – I hope – important topics to explore. The East Midlands and former ‘Red Wall’ areas are never just one thing, political or cultural, and it has been a privilege to give a voice and character to the place I love.“
For the second season, he will contribute the script for all six episodes. Juliette Howell, Tessa Ross, Harriet Spencer and Ben Irving (BBC Drama Director) are executive producers of the series.