Killing Eve will officially return for a second season, following the huge success of the Eve Myles drama.
Directed by Pip Broughton and written by Matthew Hall, the series tells the story of lawyer, wife and mother Faith Howells (Myles), as she fights to find the truth behind the sudden disappearance of her husband.
The first season was broadcast in Welsh as Un Bore Mercher, then in English in Wales on BBC One Wales. Keeping Faith received outstanding ratings and the series went on to break BBC iPlayer records. This summer, the series was shown on network television across the UK – the first time a BBC Wales/S4C joint TV drama production has gone out on BBC One.
Now, a second season is on the way, rejoining Faith as she attempts to pick up the pieces of her life and marriage.
Myles says: “I’m thrilled that this brilliantly written drama found such a place in the audience’s heart and I’m so excited to be back in the beautiful west Wales landscape working with a terrifically creative and talented team – it’s a joy.”
Nick Andrews, BBC Wales’ Head of Commissioning, adds: “And breathe … Keeping Faith 2 is in production. What happens next to Faith is anyone’s guess but what’s beyond doubt is Eve Myles’ ability to captivate the nation for a second time. We’re enjoying an incredible era for Welsh dramas at the moment and this is set to continue. It’s a superb example of what’s possible when broadcasters such as BBC Wales and S4C work together on projects of scale and ambition. Now where’s my yellow coat!”
Originally developed by S4C, the series was produced by Vox Pictures in association with APC/Nevision and with support from Welsh Business Finance.
S4C’s Director of Content Amanda Rees, comments: “Following the outstanding success of the first series we are delighted that our Un Bore Mercher fans will have a chance to dust off their yellow macs and enjoy a must-watch second series when it airs, first on S4C and then on BBC next year. This exceptional, most talked about drama demonstrates that great things can happen when broadcasters join forces and is testament to the outstanding acting and producing talents that Wales has to offer.”