Sarah Lancashire delighted fans when she announced she would be donning the uniform once more to return for a third season of the popular BBC Drama Happy Valley as Sergeant Catherine Cawood.
Fans were given a first look at season three by the BBC giving new images that hinted at what’s to come in the new six-part third season.
Sergeant Cawood is pictured with a bloodied nose after a police raid, whilst James Norton’s character Tommy Lee Royce is seen with a different look inside a prison cell.
The image also gave a first look at Siobhan Finneran as Catherine’s sister Clare and Rhys Connah as grandson Ryan.
Creator and writer Sally Wainright will be penning the new series of the hit drama. The second series had an average viewing audience of 9.3 million so we can expect big things for the newest season.
After discovering a gangland murder victim, the third season sets Catherine straight back to Tommy Lee Royce after a series of events. Royce is Ryan’s biological father and the man responsible for her daughter’s suicide.
Now sixteen, Ryan has his own ideas about his relationship with his father, much to Catherine’s reluctance to acknowledge the man.
In what will be the final series, we’ll see Catherine, who is on the cusp of retirement, take on one more case as she continues to battle the West Yorkshire drug problems.
While a premiere date for the return of Happy Valley is yet to be announced, it’s confirmed that beloved characters such as Joyce, Shaf, Sledge and Gorkem will return for the last hurrah, alongside a fleet of new characters who’ll help to see the series out with a huge bang.
There will be a premiere for Happy Valley season three in Halifax on the 14th of December – fans can apply for tickets to see it first here.
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