Following its successful first series on BBC One, SILK has today been recommissioned for a new six part run in 2012, BBC One Controller Danny Cohen confirmed.
Starring Maxine Peake and Rupert Penry-Jones, Silk has so far averaged an audience of 5.9M. Cohen, says: “Maxine Peake has excelled in Silk and we’re delighted to be bringing this high quality, popular drama back for a second series.”
Drama Controller, Ben Stephenson, added: “Having a writer of Peter Moffat’s calibre writing a series is what drama at the BBC is all about. The audiences who have fallen in love with Martha, Clive and Billy can look forward to six brand-new cases next year. Now she has silk her cases will be even bigger and more dramatic – but as ever the pressure doesn’t stop there. Will Clive get silk next? Will Nick get his job? And can Kate’s Machiavellian streak ever be stopped?”
Silk is a big, bold, fast-paced insight into the world of the criminal Bar, showing legal eagles at work and play. Maxine Peake is Martha Costello, mid-thirties, single, passionate, a defence barrister applying for silk. Martha is faced with challenging cases and surprising clients. Her beliefs and prejudices, her conscience and her faith in the criminal justice system are tested to the limit over the course of the series.
Silk is a BBC Drama production. The executive producer is Hilary Salmon (Criminal Justice, Five Days).
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