HAPPY Valley is returning for a third season – and there’s a host of new stars joining the show.
The BBC One crime drama first hit theaters in 2014, followed by a second film two years later.
Filming for the last part of the show began, and actress Sarah Lancashire reprized her role of Sergeant Catherine Cawood.
She will join the likes of James Norton and Siobhan Finneran, who play Tommy Lee Royce and Clare Cartwright.
And a new season means new faces to join the cast.
The Other One star Amit Shah, who played Marcus in the BBC comedy in 2020, is one of the newcomers.
He recently starred in the ITV crime drama The Long Call.
Mark Stanley, who was in The Girl Before, White House Farm and Game of Thrones, is also now part of the cast.
The Leeds-born star, 33, has played Grenn on the HBO series and most recently took on the role of Henry VIII on Channel 5’s Anne Boleyn.
Mollie Winnard – who played Kayla Clifton in 2018’s Coronation Street – has joined the upcoming series.
Most recently, she played Maggie in All Creatures Great and Small in 2020.
It comes later Sarah Lancashire spotted filming for Happy Valley after six years of screen off.
The actors reunited in West Yorkshire for the final season of the hit TV series.
Last season drew an average audience of 9.3 million and won TWO BAFTA Television Awards for both Best Drama Series and Best Drama Series for Creator and Screenwriter. Sally Wainwright.
The following program Catherine Cawood as she fights crime in the Yorkshire borough of Calderdale.
Speaking of the third season last year, Wainwright said she was “delighted” to see the final installment of the hit series refreshed.
She said: “I am delighted to see myself returning to the world of Catherine Cawood with her family and colleagues in the final installment of the Happy Valley trilogy.
“It’s been amazing to see the lasting impact this series has had on audiences around the world.
“I’m delighted Sarah, James and Siobhan are back on the board for what I hope will be the best season yet.”
- Watch the series Happy Valley 1-2 on BBC iPlayer
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