Dec. 16 (UPI) -- ITV says it has ordered a second season of Dark Heart, its London cop drama written by Chris Lang and starring Tom Riley.
Filming on the six new episodes is scheduled to begin in early spring. The show is inspired by characters created by novelist Adam Creed, who has written a series of books featuring Riley's character Will Wagstaffe, a lawman haunted by the unresolved murder of his parents when he was a teen.
"We're thrilled Tom Riley has agreed to return as Will Wagstaffe in Dark Heart," Polly Hill, the network's head of drama, said in a statement. "As the central character, he has immersed himself in police work to seek some form of closure for what has happened in his past. It's a gritty, emotionally driven thriller from Chris Lang, which I'm only too pleased to re-commission from Kate Bartlett's new drama label."