BBC One has commissioned a second series of Kay Mellor’s drama The Syndicate after the first series attracted an average audience of six million.
The first series saw Timothy Spall head the cast of five lottery winners whose lives are turned upside down after they jointly win the lottery.
The BBC says the second series will feature a new group of winners.
Speaking about the series success BBC One Controller Danny Cohen said: “The Syndicate has been a big hit with BBC One viewers. I’m greatly looking forward to seeing what Kay Mellor and the team dream up for a new set of lottery winners.”
Mellor added: “I am thrilled by the response of viewers to The Syndicate. I enjoyed every minute I worked on the series, from the writing of the scripts to working on set. I am delighted that Rollem Productions are able to bring a second series to BBC One.”
The new series of The Syndicate in being made for BBC One by Leeds based production company Rollem Productions. The executive producer for the BBC is Polly Hill and the executive producers for Rollem Productions are Kay Mellor and Nicola Shindler.