Hit drama The Village to return for a second season

Programme Name: The Village - TX: 05/05/2013 - Episode: n/a (No. 06) - Embargoed for publication until: 30/04/2013 - Picture Shows:  Bert (ALFIE STEWART) - (C) Company Pictures/All3Media - Photographer: Brian Sweeney
Programme Name: The Village - TX: 05/05/2013 - Episode: n/a (No. 06) - Embargoed for publication until: 30/04/2013 - Picture Shows: Bert (ALFIE STEWART) - (C) Company Pictures/All3Media - Photographer: Brian Sweeney

The BBC’s hit drama series The Village, which was filmed in the Peak District, is to return for a second series.

Six more episodes of The Village, which starred John Simm and Maxine Peake, will be shown next year, the BBC has confirmed.

The new series of the drama will be set in the roaring twenties.

Peter Moffat, creator and writer of The Village, said: “I’m thrilled at the prospect of bringing to the screen the plans I’ve got for all these characters (and some new ones) as the life of the village moves away from the horror of war and into the roaring Twenties.

“Boom and bust, the Charleston and the Black Bottom, motor cars, extreme politics, fish and chips, jazz, bananas, cinema, the decline of the aristocracy and the rise of the middle classes – the outside world comes to the village, bringing with it the big drama that change always generates.”

John Griffin, executive producer, added: “We are delighted with the success of The Village and the response we have had to such a beautiful authored piece from Peter Moffat. The cast have been extraordinary.”