BBC One Renews Silk For Season Three

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BBC One has renewed legal drama series Silk for a third season of six episodes to air in 2013, TVWise has confirmed.

Created by Peter Moffat, Silk follows the lives of two barristers in London. In the show’s second season, the series explored the pressures on both Martha Costello and Clive Reader as she dealt with the increased workload involved with being a QC, while he attempted to deal with the rejection of not making the cut. The drama series is produced by BBC Drama Production and stars Maxine Peak as Martha Costello QC, Rupert Penry-Jones as Clive Reader, Indira Varma as George Duggan, Frances Baraber as Caroline Warwick QC, John MacMillan as John Bright, Amy Wren as Bethany, Theo Barklem-Biggs as Jakes, Neil Stuke as Billy and Phil Davis as Micky Joy.

In a statement confirming the renewal, series-creator Peter Moffat said: “It’s a joy to write for Maxine Peake and this group of actors. I feel very privileged and lucky. I can’t wait to get going. Lots of big ideas about cases, characters, relationships, politics, as well as a great deal of unfinished business from this current series. It’s usually a good sign as a writer when your anxiety about a new series is not what to say but how to fit everything in. The big challenge for all of us is keeping what is very obviously a highly intelligent and focused audience entertained and engaged.”

TVWise’s UK TV Scorecard has been updated with this new information.

  • carol

    Just wonderful news. The final episode of Series 2 shows in Australia tonight and we just can’t wait for a new series. Fantastic writing, great insights and superb actors. What more could anyone want. Congratulations to all.

  • Kate

    Series 2 just ended. Will go through withdrawal on Thursday nights in Adelaide (ABC1). Bring on season 3! Please keep Billy alive….

  • con

    this is great news. a terrifc show, full of darkness and light. and rup p-j being such a cutey doesn’t hurt either.

  • Qing

    I just caught this show a couple days ago. I really loved Season 1…excited to know more to follow!

  • JC

    Just gone through the box set of series one & two.Bit fancifull in parts but genuine characters love the Machiavellian senior clerks.This francise has got legs
    One tip for series three bring back Niamh Cradditch

  • Deborah

    Can’t wait for season 3 to start. Great series. When is it coming to Australia???

  • Loraine

    Yes, can’t wait for season 3 here in Canada. I agree too, bring back Niamh Cradditch. Really liked her character.

  • Rowena

    Love this series, love the way it changes characters, keep on doing what you are doing, can’t wait for season 3. Got my husband hooked, Love BBC xx

  • NavyRet

    What a GREAT show !!! Why can’t American television get good entertainment like this instead of all those grotesque “reality” shows? Anyway, bravo for a job well done and please let Billie’s treatment work and keep him in the show. Looking forward to season three with relish. Thanks, again.

  • Tony Clegg

    Have just come to the end of the re-run of Silk Series 3 here in Australia, it was as wonderful as ever and even as a repeat was better than anything ‘new’ on the other fifteen or so chanels at the same time. This is just fantastic TV entertainment; even if Hollywood was ten times its present size with budgets to match it would never ever match the quality and reality of British film drama; no guns, no shoot-outs and no unrealistic car chases – just great stories and acting, long may they produce. Looking forward to Series 4, 5 and beyond

  • Sienna

    Superb follow-up to North Square (2000), Silk’s precursor, alas foreshortened to only ten episodes. Brilliant cast of characters, great scripts – what more could a viewer ask?

  • Annie

    Such an intelligent series. And they are all sex on a stick too. Let Billy have free reign before he bows out.

  • Suzanne Mortensen

    Is it true that Silk will no longer be “free to air” in Aust. Please tell me no

  • Robyn Taylor

    Came very late but luckily just caught the repeats on ABC who just ran series 1&2 consequtively. Am I a sook? I cried and cried, may Billy get thru his cancer. Now Series 3! What can possibly happen to Martha? She has been getting herself in a terrible pickle …. She just got Jodie Farr off the hook, when we all could have been glad he was put away by dodgey police dealings …. Dont get too self righteous martha!!! Long live Clive and his ethical consistency. Xxxx

  • diane

    when in june will this return going away dont want to miss the start need to get it on tape just love this Silk

  • Jules

    This is great news. I hope we (UK) get it this year and not have to wait until 2014 as has been reported elsewhere. In the meantime, I am making to with watching S1 & 2 on Netflix.

  • peter wise

    Great viewing. Sage.

  • John

    Series one just finished here in Canada via US PBS. Thank goodness for iTunes! Well, written, extremely well acted, with a sense of reality-whatever that may be..

  • Carina

    Does anyone know when season 3 will be available on iTunes? 1+2 are on offer, but nothing from season 3, I am devastated …

  • Emanuel

    Would anyone know when Silk Season 3 will start? Please email me the dates. Thanks.

  • Malcolm

    Does anybody know when the 3rd serioes of Silk will be shown in Melbourne Australia?