BritBox has confirmed a second series of revenge thriller The Beast Must Die, which premiered on the service last week.
Entitled A Sword in my Bones, it is based on an original story by Gaby Chiappe, creator of the first series.
Billy Howle is set to reprise his role as the talented but troubled Detective Nigel Strangeways, who investigated the hit and run of a six-year-old boy in the first series.
Howle said: “A lot of hard work by all the cast and crew went into making the first original drama for BritBox, during a pandemic, and it seems to have paid off.
“I would relish the opportunity to take on the role of Strangeways again and am really excited by the prospect of this next chapter.”
Ed Rubin, Head of New Regency Television International and Marina Brackenbury, Executive Producer, Scott Free UK, both producers of the series, commented: “Billy’s towering performance leaves us with a really exciting opportunity to delve further into DI Strangeways in a compelling new story.
“Harnessing a similar emotional intensity and thriller pulse to season one; A Sword In My Bones will offer up even greater narrative scope, a terrific new cast of characters and a whole new cinematic setting.”
A Sword in my Bones is now in development.
Watch our The Beast Must Die preview and Q&A with creators Gaby Chiappe, Dome Karukoski and Nathaniel Parker here.