Blood is returning. Virgin Media Television in Ireland has renewed the Adrian Dunbar fronted series for a six episode second season. Channel 5, who acquired the show’s first season, is confirmed to be returning as the UK broadcaster for season two.
Created by Sophie Petzal, Blood explores family, memory, and the impact the past can have on the present. The drama series is produced by West Road Pictures in association with Element Pictures and All3Media International and stars Adrian Dunbar, Grainne Keenan, Ian Lloyd Anderson, Fiona Bell and Denis Conway.
Season two opens with catastrophe as Jim, stripped of his medical license, returns from abroad to find his family in conflict. Tensions are rife and trouble is brewing, leading to a horrendous tragedy, the cause and origins of which will be pieced together as the series progresses. As in season one, however, Blood is more than a thrilling mystery, it’s a story about truth and perspective, how our understanding of events and people can colour our beliefs, and how love – and grief – can so often blind us to reality.
“We are delighted to be returning to Blood following its terrific reception last year”, said Jonathan Fisher, Managing Director of West Road Pictures. “The second series has a compelling new mystery at its heart, which we feel sure will keep viewers hooked once again. We’re excited to see familiar faces returning, whilst also welcoming some wonderfully talented new additions to the team.”
While All3Media’s David Swetman added: “We’re very pleased to confirm that Blood’s incredibly talented cast and crew will be returning to delve deeper into the intriguing secrets of the Hogan family. The gripping first season was one of our stand-out dramas for 2018 – winning impressive ratings and acclaim around the world and a second instalment can only add to its global appeal, with broadcasters keen to secure scripted drama that has the potential to build a strong following across multiple seasons.”