The BBC have announced today that both Jimmy McGovern‘s TIME and Tony Schumacher’s THE RESPONDER are re-commissioned for a second series.
THE RESPONDER was the second biggest new drama of 2022 so far, launching with nearly 10 million viewers across 30-days. It will once again be set and filmed in Liverpool.
TIME filmed in Liverpool was both a critical and ratings hit in the UK and one of 2021’s highest performing new dramas with nearly 12 million viewers over 30-days for the series overall. While casting is set to be announced, the second series will welcome a new cast and be set in an all-female prison.
Speaking on the matter Chief Content Officer, Charlotte Moore said: ‘The BBC is on fire creatively and the return of four of our biggest dramas over the last year demonstrates the sheer scale and range of storytelling on the BBC!’