On Christmas Eve, the BBC announced that a series 3 of Last Tango in Halifax is a go. The announcement quotes writer Sally Wainwright.
Writer and executive producer Sally Wainwright says: “I’m so happy we’ve got a third series, it’s so exciting to be able to take these characters further and to find out loads more stuff about them. What’s so great about writing for characters like Celia and Alan is that there is a wealth of back story to explore. Series three will be a whole new emotional ball game.”
The characters Sally Wainwright created in Last Tango in Halifax are hugely popular in America as well.
The third series of the drama goes into production in 2014, and will be broadcast later in 2014.
Awards for the series include 2 British Academy Television Awards (Best Drama Series and Best Writer). BAFTA nominations included Derek Jacobi, Anne Reid and Sarah Lancashire in the Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress categories. It’s received 3 Royal Television Society North West Awards. It’s been shortlisted for Best Drama Series at the Broadcast Awards 2014.
3 responses to “BBC Announces a 3rd Series of Last Tango in Halifax”
Not surprised the show gets a 3rd season. And, not surprised the actors will be in it for another season. Just great writing and great acting. And, thank you BBC, for allowing a contemporary series rather than a period piece, set in the 1800’s or early or mid 1900’s.
Hope comedy returns in season 2 and 3. For example, Paul, a comedic character at times. I like comedy thrown in, lightness,to keep the series from playing out like a soap opera. Thank you, Sally Wainwright, for giving us comedy, too.
Jane, I agree, the funny moments are as important as the serious ones. With so many interesting characters to work from, there surely will be some comedy in season 2.
Totally agree with all comments. This utterly delightful sometime dark comedy is one of the best things to have been on tv in recent months. The unrivalled combination of superb writing with breathtaking acting has created a little gem. Long may it reign, and thanks to everyone involved from all 5 mllion of us.