Phil Davis, Frances Barber and Indira Varma have joined the cast of Silk, Peter Moffat’s legal drama which follows a chamber of barristers.
The show drew average audiences of 5.9m for its first series which aired earlier this year.
The new cast members join series stars Maxine Peake and Rupert Penry-Jones and Neil Stuke.
Kate Harwood, BBC Controller Series and Serials, says: “BBC Drama Production is very proud to announce the return of Silk; with Peter Moffat’s wonderful writing and a stellar cast, Silk combines cracking characters with powerful crime stories to bring us bang into the heart of the contemporary legal world.”
Filming for the second series began in October in and around London.