ITV has commissioned a second series of the detective drama McDonald & Dodds.
Set in Bath, the series stars Tala Gouveia as the ambitious and determined DCI McDonald and Jason Watkins as the humble yet resourceful DS Dodds, with the new series seeing them tackle three new murder mysteries.
DCI McDonald was transferred from the Met Police in London and her fiery spirit is at odds with the modest DS Dodds, who is happy to work away in the background and avoid the spotlight.
Despite having nothing in common, they make an excellent crime-fighting duo and act as the ying to the other person's yang.
Created and executive produced by Robert Murphy, who also serves as the lead writer, the series will be directed by Alex Pillai, Rebecca Rycroft and Ian Aryeh.
ITV’s drama commissioner, Huw Kennair, commented: “We’re delighted with the audience reaction to the first series of McDonald and Dodds. The two characters couldn’t be further apart, which is what makes the series so intriguing to watch.
“They shouldn’t have chemistry, but they do, and they work brilliantly in partnership which is testimony to Robert’s script and Tala and Jason for bringing McDonald & Dodds to life.”