BBC Two has announced sitcom Defending the Guilty will return for a second series.
The series explores the world of the Criminal Justice System through idealistic pupil barrister Will, played by Will Sharp (Giri/Haji), who is brought back to reality by his cynical mentor Caroline, played by Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd).
As Will becomes increasingly disillusioned by the underfunded and confusing system, he learns to manipulate the law to suit his moral ideals and serve his idea of justice.
Alongside this, he must fend off competition for the job from his three peers, who will stab each other in the back in the name of career progression.
Defending the Guilty also stars Mark Bonnar (Catastrophe) as Miles, Gwenyth Keyworth (Black Mirror) as Danielle, and Prasanna Puwanarajah (Patrick Melrose) as Ashley.
Series creator Kieron Quirke commented: "I’m overjoyed to be diving back into the world of 60 Bedford Row Chambers, peopled by one of the best ensemble casts on TV. Having superlative actors and the backing of the classiest production team in TV comedy really does make script-writing a tolerable thing."
Defending the Guilty concluded last night, with the first series available now on BBC iPlayer.