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Blue Lights returning to BBC One for a second series

Following the huge success of series one, it's no surprise that BBC One's Belfast-based drama Blue Lights will be back for six more episodes.

Blue Lights launched on BBC One towards the end of March and the show's first episode is currently averaging 6.4 million, growing its young audience week-on-week on BBC iPlayer.

Loved by audiences and critics, Blue Lights is the third most requested programme since its release among all individuals and 16-34s on BBC iPlayer so the news that it will be returning for a second six-part series will come as no surprise to anyone.

The first series of Blue Lights, co-created and written by Declan Lawn and Adam Patterson, followed three new PSNI probationary recruits as they navigated their way through their first few months in a uniquely dangerous place to be a response police officer.

This authentic, gripping and darkly funny drama about ordinary people doing an extraordinary job starred Siân Brooke, Martin McCann, Katherine Devlin, Nathan Braniff, Joanne Crawford, Andi Osho, and Hannah McClean who are all set to reprise their roles for series two.

Speaking about today's news, Stephen Wright, Executive Producer and Creative Director and Joint CEO of Two Cities TV said "We are thrilled by the audience response to the show. Belfast is a vibrant, dynamic and complex place and we have a wealth of stories yet to come from our characters. We can’t wait to bring these to the fans."

To which Lindsay Salt, Director of Drama BBC, added "Blue Lights has been a breakout hit and so many of our viewers have taken the rookies to their hearts which is down to the fantastic cast and Declan and Adam’s vision. We can’t wait to have it back on BBC One and iPlayer for a second series."

Filming on series two, produced by Two Cities Television, begins this summer in Belfast and further casting will be announced in due course.

Blue Lights will return on BBC One


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