ITV has announced that Sarah Parish (Broadchurch) will return for the second series of psychological thriller, Bancroft.
Filmed in Greater Manchester, Parish reprises her role as the ruthless Elizabeth Bancroft in four new episodes of the series.
The drama follows Elizabeth Bancroft as she tries to protect her estranged son Joe (Adam Long) against a double murder charge.
Bancroft is also under pressure from crime boss Daanish Kamara (Ryan McKen), and superintendent Cliff Walker (Adrian Edmondson), who suspects her of being corrupt.
Joining the cast is Charlotte Hope (Game of Thrones), David Avery (The Night Manager) and Adrian Edmondson (War & Peace).
“I’m absolutely thrilled to be returning to the role of Bancroft and inhabiting her complex life which Kate has crafted so well,” Sarah Parish said of reprising her role.
“Bancroft is such a contentious anti-heroine and as a character she offers me so much to work with. Manipulative and strategic with her thinking she knows how to get what she wants. The question is, what will this cold-blooded killer do next in order to defend her son?”
Creator Kate Brooke added, “Bancroft is a character who has lurked in the dark recesses of my imagination for many years. I am delighted to be bringing her back to the screen.”