BBC One drama New Tricks has been commissioned for a further two series, to air in 2012 and 2013.
Ben Stephenson, Controller, BBC Drama Commissioning, commented: “New Tricks continues to grow and is a huge favourite with the audience making it the highest rating drama on TV so far this year. Amanda, Dennis, Alun and James are a dream team that BBC One viewers have taken to their hearts and I’m thrilled the show will be back on our screens for two more years.”
Starring Amanda Redman, Dennis Waterman, Alun Armstrong and James Bolam, New Tricks follows an unconventional bunch of ex-coppers brought out of retirement to work on unsolved and open cases.
Series 8 concluded on BBC One last night, with ratings for the series peaking at 9.7 million.
Series 9 and Series 10 will each comprise of 10 new episodes.
Executive producer Richard Burrell added: “The show’s ability to be warm and humorous and tackle darker issues simultaneously makes it distinctive from other crime dramas. The audience’s response to the current series of New Tricks has been phenomenal and I’m delighted we are able to repay their loyalty with another two brand new 10-part series.”
Filming on Series 9 will begin later this year.
Watch the show’s opening titles…