BBC Three has handed out a second season renewal to Daisy Haggard and Laura Solon’s comedy drama Back To Life. Six episodes have been ordered for the show’s second season. Showtime, who recently aired season one state-side, are on-board to co-produce season two.
Back To Life tells the story of Miri Matterson’s return to her seaside family home, having spent 18 years in prison for a crime committed during her formative years. Following her first few weeks on the outside, Miri, now a determined yet naïve adult, attempts to put the past behind her in order to have a normal life.
The series, which was created by Daisy Haggard and Laura Solon, is produced by Two Brothers Pictures and stars Daisy Haggard, Geraldine James, Adeel Akhtar, Richard Durden, Jamie Michie, Liam Williams, Souad Faress, Jo Martin, Christine Bottomley and Frank Feys. The executive producers are Harry and Jack Williams, Sarah Hammond, Daisy Haggard and Laura Solon.
“The reception that Back To Life has received has been amazing”, Harry Williams, Writer and Managing Director of Two Brothers Pictures, said in a statement. “Daisy and Laura are those rare writers that can make you laugh and cry in equal measure – which is a wonderful quality. We can’t wait for fans to see what they have in store for Miri this time around.”
While the BBC’s Head of Comedy Kate Daughton added: “BBC Three’s job is to champion the next wave of ambitious and talented writers. We’ve struck gold with Daisy and Laura. Back To Life was an instant hit with audiences here and it’s been great to see their distinct UK voices enjoying international success as well.”