THE HOUR Season 2 Announced

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While American viewers are in the middle of the first season airing of the BBC series THE HOUR, the folks over at BBC Two – one of the major networks in Britain – have announced that the series will return for a second six-part season, written and created by award-winning Abi Morgan and produced by Kudos Film and Television.

The second season (or series as it is called across the pond) will be set ten months in the future (within the confines of the time period of the show, of course) and “will shine a spotlight on the relationships between news and celebrity in 1950’s London. Behind the scenes of the topical news program, the highly competitive, sharp-witted and passionate news trio – Bel (Romola Garai) Hector (Dominic West) and Freddie (Ben Whishaw) – will continue to thrill as a group of outsiders working together.

According to Ben Stephenson the Controller at BBC Drama Commissioning, says: “The Hour recommission clearly signals BBC Two’s resurgence as it marks the channels first original British returning drama series since The Cops. A second series really allows the team to build on the characters and their relationships against the exciting backdrop of their workplace.”

Meanwhile, Jane Featherstone the Creative Director and Executive Producer at Kudos Film and Television, says: “In series two of The Hour we are going to find out what happens next in the lives of our news team, as they engage with a new year full of old flames, new loves, thrilling stories and plenty of scandal. Taking us even deeper into our characters’ lives and engaging the viewers with its energy, wit and story, we’re (excited) to bits to be able to keep (that) world alive”.

The second season of The Hour will air on BBC Two in 2012 and American audience can look forward to seeing the episodes at some soon point thereafter on BBC America.