Eve (Waking The Dead) will return as international hostage negotiator Dominic King in the three-part series, which will begin shooting on location in South Africa later this month, doubling for Kashmir, India.
Helen Baxendale (Cold Feet) will reprise her role as Angela Beddoes, King’s business partner, alongside Amara Karan (The Darjeeling Limited) as Carrie Heath and Natasha Little (Mistresses) as King’s wife.
Guest stars will include Madhur Mittal (Slumdog Millionaire), Chris Fairbank (Five Daughters), Owen Teale (Game of Thrones) and Kimberley Nixon (Cranford).
The official synopsis for Series 2 reads: “Dominic King is in Srinagar, Kashmir negotiating the release of the Mehtas, a British Asian family kidnapped while on holiday visiting their son Mahavir. As the handover is completed, the police arrive and a shoot-out ensues.
“Dominic gets most of the family to safety but the kidnappers get away with Mahavir. In their panic they board a tourist bus, taking all those on board hostage. When the tourist bus crashes in a packed market square, Dominic begins the challenge of negotiating for the safety of a multi-national group of people, battling against the intervention of the Indian police and trying to get to the source of the kidnappers’ motives.”
Sally Haynes, ITV1 Controller of Drama Commissioning, teased: “The second series with its plot twists and turns promises to be as unpredictable and absorbing as the first.”
Series 2 will air on ITV1 next year.