ITV has commissioned a new series of DCI Banks, the contemporary police drama starring Stephen Tompkinson and Andrea Lowe based on Peter Robinson’s novels.
The pair will be joined by Caroline Catz (Doc Martin, The Vice, All Quiet on the Preston Front), as new character, DI Helen Morton.
Three stories based on novels Strange Affair, Dry Bones that Dream and Innocent Graves, will span six episodes.
In Strange Affair viewers will gain more knowledge of Banks’ family, his parents, Arthur and Ida and his brother Roy, a roguish wealthy businessman, who becomes embroiled in the case.
Arthur will be played by celebrated actor Keith Barron (Lapland, Take me Home, Where the Heart Is, Duty Free) and Polly Hemingway (Wallander, Heartbeat, She Stoops to Conquer) takes the role of Ida. a
“We’re delighted to be producing a second series of DCI Banks,” said producer Emma Emma Kingsman-Lloyd. “Working with Stephen Tompkinson and the team is tremendously exciting and we hope to build on the success of series one.”
The series has been commissioned by ITV’s Laura Mackie, Sally Haynes and Steve November.