Kay Mellor’s pregnancy drama In The Club will return for a second six-part season on BBC One next year.
The first season launched this August, reaching a live peak of five million viewers.
On the news of a second series, Kay Mellor said: “I’m absolutely delighted for Rollem to be commissioned to produce a second series of In the Club for BBC One. On a personal note, the whole experience from script to screen was such a positive one for me. It’s going to be a bit of a juggling process as I’d love to bring all the characters back but I also want to introduce some new stories. One thing’s for sure, I can’t wait to start the whole process again.”
BBC One Controller Charlotte Moore added: “BBC One viewers really took the characters to their hearts and it was exciting to see the show build across the six episodes. Kay Mellor’s story about a group of pregnant women celebrated life in all its joy and tragedy and I’m looking forward to the delivery of series two.”
Season 1 concluded on BBC One earlier this month.
Starring Hermione Norris, Jill Halfpenny, Katherine Parkinson and Will Mellor, In the Club delved into the lives of six expectant couples who formed a tight bond at antenatal classes. From adulterous business woman Roanna (Norris) to teenage mum Rosie (Hannah Midgley), the women develop a lasting connection while sharing the most intimate of times together.
Season 2 begins filming in Leeds next year and will air on BBC One later in 2015.
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