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Back to Life returning for a second series

As BBC Three and Showtime commission another six episodes from Daisy Haggard and Laura Solon.

The first series debuted on BBC Three in April 2019 and details Miri Matterson’s return to her seaside family home, having spent 18 years in prison for a crime committed during her formative years.

Following her first few weeks on the outside, Miri, now a determined yet naïve adult, attempts to put the past behind her in order to have a normal life.

The second series will see Daisy reprise her role as Miri Matteson who said about the show returning “Laura and I are delighted that Showtime and the BBC are giving us a chance to continue Miri’s story. There’s so much more to tell and we are incredibly grateful to have the opportunity to do that!”

Harry Williams, Writer and Managing Director of Two Brothers Pictures who produce the series said “The reception that Back To Life has received has been amazing. Daisy and Laura are those rare writers that can make you laugh and cry in equal measure - which is a wonderful quality. We can't wait for fans to see what they have in store for Miri this time around.”

Whilst the BBC's Head of Comedy Kate Daughton added “BBC Three’s job is to champion the next wave of ambitious and talented writers. We’ve struck gold with Daisy and Laura. Back To Life was an instant hit with audiences here and it’s been great to see their distinct UK voices enjoying international success as well.”

Back to Life is also currently up for an I Talk Telly Award in the Returning Comedy category. And you can cast your vote here.

Back to Life will return to BBC Three


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