Sarah Lancashire and the rest of the cast are set to return to Happy Valley’s final series. The BBC drama will be hitting your screens on January 1st after seven years off our screens.
The last series Happy Valley graced our screens back in 2016 and is back with Sergeant Catherine Cawood and the cast who are back for one last series.
Created by Sally Wainwright, the West Yorkshire show will carry on the story of Cawood, who has discovered the remains of a gangland murder victim in a drained reservoir.
The discovery leads her back to her nemesis, murderer and sex offender Tommy Lee Royce, played by James Norton.
Discussing Lancashire’s performance Norton said: “absolute legend in our industry, giving the performance of her life” rating it a “must-see”.
He added: “I think it’s such a specific show about the very specific part of England, and you know the accents and the temperaments and sensibilities of those characters are quite specific to the area.”
Discussing the show’s end he states that it “does not disappoint”.
Set in Halifax and filmed in Halifax and the wider Calderdale area, the show became an instant hit back in 2014, with Sarah Lancashire’s character, Catherine, quickly reaching icon status here in the UK.
The official synopsis for the series reads: “When Catherine discovers the remains of a gangland murder victim in a drained reservoir, it sparks a chain of events that leads her straight back to Tommy Lee Royce [James Norton].
“Her grandson, Ryan [Rhys Connah], is now sixteen and has ideas of his own about the kind of relationship he wants to have with the man Catherine refuses to acknowledge as his father, leaving Catherine’s sister Clare [Siobhan Finneran] caught in the middle. In another part of the valley, a local pharmacist gets in over his head when a neighbour is arrested.”
The new series Happy Valley returns at 9pm on BBC One and BBC iPlayer at 9pm