Four new images have been released from the third and final series of Sally Wainwright’s BBC One drama Happy Valley.
Sarah Lancashire returns to her iconic role of Sergeant Catherine Cawood for six new episodes alongside James Norton as Catherine’s nemesis, the murderer and sex offender Tommy Lee Royce, and Siobhan Finneran as Catherine’s sister, the recovering addict Clare Cartwright.
When Catherine discovers the remains of a gangland murder victim in a drained reservoir it sparks a chain of events that unwittingly leads her straight back to Tommy Lee Royce.
Her grandson Ryan is now sixteen and still living with Catherine, but he has ideas of his own about what kind of relationship he wants to have with the man Catherine refuses to acknowledge as his father.
Still battling the seemingly never-ending problem of drugs in the valley and those who supply them, Catherine is on the cusp of retirement.
These new images show Catherine with a bloodied nose in the aftermath of a police raid, a radically different look for Tommy Lee Royce who we can see in his prison cell, alongside first look glimpses of Catherine’s sister Clare and teenage grandson Ryan, played by Rhys Connah.
Alongside these new images, it has been revealed that the final series will also see the return of Happy Valley favourites Ishia Bennison as Joyce, Shane Zaza as Shaf, Chord Melodic as Sledge and Mete Dursun as Gorkem.
It was previously announced that Con O’Neill will reprise his role as Clare’s recovering alcoholic boyfriend Neil Ackroyd. George Costigan will return as Nevison Gallagher, with Charlie Murphy as his daughter and Catherine’s police colleague Ann.
They will be joined by other Happy Valley returning favourites including Derek Riddell as Richard Cawood, Karl Davies as Daniel Cawood, Susan Lynch as Alison Garrs, Rick Warden as Mike Taylor, Vincent Franklin as Andy Shepherd and Rhys Connah as Catherine’s grandson Ryan Cawood.
Joining the cast, playing pivotal roles in Happy Valley’s final chapter, will be Amit Shah and Mollie Winnard alongside other newcomers to the series, Oliver Huntingdon, Jack Bandeira, Alec Secareanu and Anthony Flanagan.
Happy Valley will return on BBC One