‘London Spy’ writer says BBC has asked for a second season

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The creator of London Spy has discussed the possibility of the spy drama returning.

The five-part series launched on BBC Two in November, starring Ben Whishaw, Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling and Edward Holcroft,

London Spy told the story of a chance romance between two people from very different worlds, one from the headquarters of the Secret Intelligence Service, the other from a world of clubbing and youthful excess.

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Writer Tom Rob Smith told The Guardian: “The BBC have asked [for a second season] and my instinct is that it probably shouldn’t continue. If you’ve lost the two central relationships, who would you be spinning Danny through? I preferred Charlotte and Ben going head to head, I don’t know whether they’d have the same spark as friends.”


Discussing the ending, he commented: “I don’t have any desire to explore the real-world spy consequences of what was going on. It was a relationship drama refracted through the prism of the spy genre.”

The Child 44 author added: “Once Danny had learnt that his love story was real – which was the key question to answer, for me – and re-evaluated his relationship with Scottie through this world, it was whether to close everything off or decide he’d found someone new and gone on this new adventure.”

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